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  • eBlue_economy_Learn about the Amendments made to SOLAS

    ABS : Learn about the Amendments made to SOLAS Inbox PDF

    As designs of new ships have been optimized for performance and their complexity increases, development of mooring systems has not adequately followed the development of ships. Despite major operational safety improvements of how mooring operations are planned, performed and executed, a high number of accidents during these operations is still…

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  • eBlue_economy_Requirements for Onboard Carbon Capture and Storage

    ABS : Requirements for Onboard Carbon Capture and Storage

    The increased commitment from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping is expected to drive changes in design and operations of oceangoing vessels. Onboard carbon capture and storage systems (OCCS) are expected to support the global energy transition by reducing carbon emissions produced by fuel…

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  • eBlue_economy_ABS_ MEPC 79 Brief PDF

    ABS : MEPC 79 Brief PDF

    The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 79th session from December 12 to 16, 2022. This Brief provides an overview of the more significant issues discussed at this session, which include matters pertaining to new amendments to the MARPOL and the Ballast Water Management Conventions, establishment of an…

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  • eBlue_economy_ABS Launches Industry-Leading Requirements for Onboard Carbon Capture

    ABS Launches Industry-Leading Requirements for Onboard Carbon Capture

    Post-Combustion Criteria Rooted in Practical Experience with Key Industry Partners to Support Decarbonization Efforts (HOUSTON) Working with shipyards, ship owners and operators, ABS has developed an industry-leading set of requirements to guide the industry in the application of carbon capture technology at sea. Experience and insight derived from pioneering carbon…

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  • eBlue_economy_Compressed H2 Carrier

    World First as ABS Approves Provaris’ Design for a Compressed H2 Carrier

    Key Milestone Toward H2 Carrier Construction (PERTH) ABS has reviewed and approved the design of Provaris’ H2Neo compressed H2 carrier, an industry first for a bulk hydrogen gas carrier. The significant project milestone follows extensive ABS Engineering review of Front-End Engineering Design and enables the appointment of a shipyard for…

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  • eBlue_economy_Exploring the Future of Maritime Innovation

    ABS : Exploring the Future of Maritime Innovation PDF

    The marine and offshore industries stand at the precipice of a watershed of emerging technologies, many of which take aim at the complex challenges on the journey to decarbonization. As we move forward into a new era, it’s important to break through the fog and sail with confidence in new…

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  • eBlue_economy_ABS Explores Future of Cutting-Edge Maritime Tech

    ABS Explores Future of Cutting-Edge Maritime Tech in Broad-Reaching Report

    Launched at the ABS Hellenic Technical Committee, Technology Trends Offers Roadmap to the Next Wave of Maritime Innovation (ATHENS) Will autonomous vessels dominate the oceans? Can artificial intelligence design an optimized offshore asset? Is nuclear power the ultimate energy source of the future? These are some of the questions facing…

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  • eBlue_economy_BCG and ABS Combine Expertise

    BCG and ABS Combine Expertise to Support Marine and Offshore Decarbonization

    Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consultancy, and leading advisor on decarbonization to the maritime industry, and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a global leader in providing classification services for marine and offshore companies and assets, have today signed a memorandum of understanding to join their technical and consulting…

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  • eBlue_economy_MEPC 79 Outcomes and Industry Impacts

    ABS : MEPC 79 Outcomes and Industry Impacts 20 December

    Event Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2022 Time: 9.00 AM GMT, 10.00 AM CDT/CST Regulatory Affairs, and Daniel Barcarolo, ABS Senior Sustainability Engineer are attending MEPC 79 and will provide an overview of the outcomes and outline key implications for shipowners and operators. Topics will include revised targets for the IMO’s…

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  • eBlue_economy_2022 Greek Shipping Awards

    ABS Global Ship Systems Center Director Honored for Technical Achievement at 2022 Greek Shipping Awards

    (ATHENS) Dr. Chris Leontopoulos, ABS Director, Global Ship Systems Center, received the Technical Achievement Award at the 2022 Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards for his contributions to pioneering vessel technologies and research, including the prototype award-winning “Smart Bearing Sensor” and the pioneering of the bearing double-slope optimization concept, already applied…

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