Regulatory Hurdles Hampering Drone Uptake


Development of regulatory, safety framework is slowing down the uptake of UAS technology.

ABS-Classed Next Generation LNG Carrier Delivered

LNG carrier Diamond Gas Orchid

ABS-classed next generation LNG carrier, Diamond Gas Orchid, was delivered to Diamond LNG Shipping.

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LNG Bunkering No Longer a ‘Chicken and Egg’ Situation


Niotis: LNG bunkering has moved past the ‘chicken and egg’ situation.

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ABS to Provide Technical Support for probunkers’ LNG Ships

ABS to provide technical support for probunkers’ LNG bunker vessel project.

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Panagopulos: LNG as Fuel Perfect Bridge until 2050

Forward Ship CEO, Alexander P. Panagopulos

Alexander P. Panagopulos, CEO of Forward Ships: LNG as marine fuel is the future.

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ABS Classes BC Ferries’ Newly Converted LNG-Fueled Ship

ABS has classed Spirit of British Columbia, one of BC Ferries’ two largest ferries that will use LNG as fuel.

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Maersk, ABS Study Finds Hazards Affecting Safety on Boxships

Fire aboard Maersk Honam

Study: Hazards associated with dangerous goods stowage were identified on a range of boxship designs.

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Shipping’s Decarbonization Will Need Major R&D; Investment

Kirsi Tikka: Collaboration as well as sufficient investment in technology development needed to meet IMO’s targets.

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ABS to Class Kyklades Maritime’s Two New VLCCs

ABS workers

ABS will class two new very large crude carriers ordered by Kyklades Maritime Corporation (KMC).

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SHI Gets ABS Cyber Approval for Smart Ship Solution

ABS and SHI collaborate on research for smart shipping solutions.

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ABS Grants AIP for Hyundai Heavy’s FPSO Hull Design

Hyundai Heavy has received an Approval in Principle (AIP) for its FPSO hull design from ABS.

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Hudong-Zhonghua’s VLEC Gets AIP from ABS

ABS has granted AIP for a new very large ethane carrier concept developed by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding.

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ABS to Class North America’s LNG Bunker Barge

ABS was selected by Q-LNG, LLC, to class an Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) for LNG bunkering in North America.

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ABS: Class, Insurance Should Jointly Work on Cyber Safety

Chairman of the classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has called upon marine insurance and …

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Dorian LPG Hires ABS to Study the Use of LPG as Marine Fuel

US-based ship owner and operator Dorian LPG has engaged the classification society ABS to evaluate the use of …

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ABS, GasLog Demonstrate New Method to Predict LNG BOR

Classification society ABS and owner and operator of LNG carriers GasLog LNG Services have completed a joint …

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ABS Grants AIP for HHI FLNG Hull

Classification organization ABS has given Approval in Principle (AIP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for …

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ABS: 43 Pct of Installed BWMS Considered ‘Problematic’

57 percent of ballast water management (BWM) systems installed on vessels were being operated, while the rest were …

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ABS, Partners to Advance Autonomous Shipping

Houston-based classification society ABS has joined the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance to work with …

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ABS Classes US-Built Liquefied Gas Barge

US-based classification society ABS has classed the Harvest, an articulated tug barge (ATB) purpose-built to …

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Interview: Owners Lack Trust in BWMS Technical Capability

As the entrance into force of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) approaches, the industry’s …

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KHI’s New LNG Tank Design to Expand Carrying Capacity

Houston-based classification society ABS granted Approval in Principle (AIP) for a new MOSS-type LNG tank design …

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