ABS Delivers Fuel Advisory Ahead of Impending 2020 Global Sulfur Cap

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) ABS issued the ABS Advisory on Marine Fuel Oil to help industry prepare for IMO’s 2020 global sulfur cap. The Advisory provides owners and operators with industry-leading guidance on the considerations and challenges with marine fuels which are likely to be used in addressing the 2020 global sulfur cap requirements. “The IMO 2020 sulfur cap requirement…

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IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC73) summary report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 73rd session from October 22 to 26, 2018. This Brief provides an overview of the more significant issues progressed at this session. Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency Prohibition of Carriage of non-compliant Fuel Oil The Committee adopted resolution MEPC.305(73) which amends regulation 14 of MARPOL Annex…

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ABS launches electronic certificates for its fleet

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) American Bureau if Shipping (ABS) recently announced the launch of e-Certificates. Continuously available, tamper-proof, independently verifiable and secure digital equivalents of traditional ABS paper certificates, e-Certificates are now available to ABS’ entire classed-fleet, subject to individual Flag Administrations’ authorization. Traditional paper certificates are always still available.  “E-Certificates are the latest product from ABS’ FutureClassTM program.…

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ABS Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for On-Deck Cargo Areas of Container Carriers (FOC Guide)

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore and marine industries, has updated the ABS Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for On-Deck Cargo Areas of Container Carriers (FOC Guide), expanding its industry-leading guidance to the existing containership fleet. “ABS is constantly looking at new approaches to expand safety in the industries that…

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ABS Releases New LNG Bunkering Guide and LNG Technical and Operational Advisory

Classification society ABS has released a new guide for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering, which outlines requirements for the design, construction, and survey of carriers and barges fitted with dedicated LNG transfer arrangements and intended for regular LNG bunkering service. In parallel ABS has also released its GUIDE FOR LNG BUNKERING. Both documents are available…

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ABS updates Ballast Water treatment guide for maritime industry

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has updated its ballast water treatment guide in order to help marine and offshore industries in adopting relevant solutions according to new regulatory and operational requirements. The updated ABS Guide for Ballast Water Treatment also aims to assist in the design and installation of International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) new…

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ABS New Condition Monitoring Guidance

The new ABS Guidance Notes on Condition Monitoring Techniques helps owners choose appropriate monitoring techniques, and the ABSGuide for Surveys Based on Machinery Reliability and Maintenance Techniques provides updated methodologies for achieving classification notations applied to machinery reliability and maintenance management programs. Together, these documents form a valuable resource for industry. The newly issued Guidance Notes…

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