Lloyd’s Register – June 2016 issue of Horizons

The latest Horizons magazine from LR looks at today’s realities while examining what the future may bring: balancing today’s requirements with the challenges and ambitions of new technology. Cyber shipping, gas solutions – including a round-up of recent successful Greek gas event, and drone survey capabilities. Of course, with Posidonia starting next week, it also focuses…

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Lloyd’s Register and UK P&I Club launch Life-Saving Appliances pocket checklist app

New app completes the series of pocket checklists apps which have been downloaded more than 75,000 times. LR and the UK P&I Club have released a Life-Saving Appliances pocket checklist app to help ensure that ship personnel are trained in how to inspect, maintain and operate life-saving equipment, and that equipment is ready for use…

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Cyber shipping – Lloyd’s Register issues technical guidance for ship design in a digital age

Lloyd’s Register’s new guidance provides the shipping industry with a route map to understanding the implications of digital technology. As a trusted provider of safety assurance to the marine industry, LR is ready to help all stakeholders in the cyber-enabled ship market ensure that Information and communications technology (ICT) is deployed safely. This is the…

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Lloyd’s Register – It all started with a cup of coffee.

It all started with a cup of coffee A brief history of Lloyd’s Register To turn back to 1760 is to realise just how much the world has changed since Lloyd’s Register was founded. At that time the sailing ship was the only reliable and speedy form of transport and the steam engine’s full potential was…

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Aronnax: LR’s view of the future ship

Lloyd’s Register view of the future may suggest a revolution, but there is a key characteristic it just cannot drop. LITERALLY the first thing I did for Aronnax at London International Shipping week was to go and hear what Lloyd’s Register thought would be the technology trends of 2030. That is only 15 years away,…

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Lloyd’s Register – September 2015 issue of Horizons

News, views and pictures of the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel from Heerema, pioneering  work on a future of battery-powered ships and the revival of Appledore in Devon, one of the UK’s most iconic shipyards, are three of the stand-out stories in the September 2015 Horizons. We feature an eye-catching graphic of world firsts that…

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Lloyd’s Register (LR) approved as independent laboratory by USCG for Ballast Water Treatment Systems approvals

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been approved as an independent laboratory (IL) and will begin testing of Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) to meet the United States Coast Guard (USCG) requirements. The USCG regulations for the approval of BWTS came into effect in 2012. The regulations began to require the installation of improved BWTS onboard seagoing…

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