Remote surveys on the rise: Pros and Cons

The COVID-19 pandemic has forcefully shown the importance of digitalization and new technologies within the shipping industry, with remote surveys already taking place. Yet, as the industry is now entering the digital world, the challenges are obvious, forcing the maritime sector to rapidly adapt to the smart era.

ABS conducts majority of annual class surveys remotely

ABS announced that in an industry first, it is able to conduct almost all classification annual surveys remotely on eligible vessels, after moving to further expand its remote offerings. ABS launched ten remote survey options, with an overall of 28 surveys and audits able to be conducted remotely.

ABS accepts 3D models for class surveys

The US-based classification society, ABS recently informed that successfully completed a successful pilot project using 3D digital models for class surveys. Through this initiative, ABS becomes the first in Industry that accepts 3D models for class surveys.

ABS issues autonomous functions applications advisory

The US-based classification society ABS recently released advisory concerning autonomous functions in the maritime and the offshore field. In fact, the “ABS Advisory on Autonomous Functionality” goals to boost these functions and its major regulatory developments.

New industry’s 3D printing project launched

3D printing of metallic components has significant potential for maritime and offshore industry applications. In this context, the online procurement firm in marine equipment, ShipParts.com, has signed a research collaboration agreement with Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) with the aim to prove standards for the certification of metallic components produced by NYP’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) for maritime application. 

ABS boosts e-learning training courses for safe operations

ABS Group recently launched an e-learning training platform in order further develop educational tools and provide professional training courses to technical crewmembers around the global. In fact, through this new training initiative, ABS goals to boost shipping industry’s operational challenges.

Common Structural Rules Software updated

Common Structural Rules Software LLC (CSRS), a joint venture company formed by ABS and Lloyd’s Register (LR), has launched updates with new functionality added to both the Prescriptive Analysis (PA) and FE Analysis (FEA) applications.

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