2014 May

Discovering DNV’s 150 years history

On May 29th, 2014

Building Trust - the History of DNV 1864-2014 "Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Det Norske Veritas provides an opportunity both to understand and acknowledge our history better, and to use a deeper grasp of the past as knowledge and inspiration for our meeting with the future," says Henrik O. Madsen, President & CEO of the..

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Posidonia 2014 welcomes shipping world to Greece

On May 29th, 2014

More than 1.800 Exhibitors from 93 countries and 19.000 visitors meet in Athens   Posidonia 2014, the world's most prestigious shipping exhibition, which opens next week at the Athens Metropolitan Expo, will be the biggest in the event's long history with organisers confirming new records in terms of participant countries and exhibition size, and the..

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LR issues new Horizons magazine – Issue 40 – June 2014

On May 29th, 2014

LR issues new Horizons magazine Issue 40 - June 2014 Lloyd's Register has published the latest issue of Horizons. In this issue: Find out about Lloyd's Register's role in one of the UK's largest current infrastructure projects - the building of two UK supercarriers at six different ports. We also feature the build-up to the..

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IAPH applauds IMO for its adoption of SOLAS Regulation VI-2

On May 27th, 2014

Adoption of regulations outlining mandatory verification of container weight   The International Association of Ports and Harbors applauds the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for its adoption at the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) 93rd session last week of the Amendment of SOLAS Regulation VI-2 regarding Mandatory Weighing of Gross Mass of Containers before loading onto ships...

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New requirements for fire-fighters’ outfits

On May 27th, 2014

Meeting the requirements of SOLAS and the FSS Code The 2014 amendments to SOLAS and the Fire Safety Systems (FSS) Code adopted by IMO Resolutions MSC.338(91) and MSC.339(91) will enter into force on 1 July, 2014, introducing revised and new requirements for fire-fighter's outfit breathing apparatus and two-way portable radiotelephone apparatuses. Owners and operators of new and existing ships should..

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IMO Approval Means Container Weight Verification Will Soon Be a Reality

On May 26th, 2014

Approved changes to the Convention will enter into force in July 2016   The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved changes to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention that will require verification of container weights as a condition for loading packed export containers aboard ships. Misdeclared container weights have..

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Revised performance standards for Voyage Data Recorders to enter into force on July

On May 26th, 2014

Lloyd's Register has issued Statutory Alert regarding the revisions to the Performance Standards for Shipborne Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) that will be implemented from 1 July, 2014. The performance standards were originally adopted by IMO Resolution A.861 (20), amended by MSC 214(81), and revised through Resolution MSC 333 (90). The changes to the standards have been..

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ClassNK: Amendments for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships-Amendments re IACS Unified Requirements

On May 26th, 2014

ClassNK announced that it had released an updated edition of the Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. ClassNK continuously reviews, updates, and amends its technical rules and guidance as part of its ongoing efforts to improve the safety of life and property at sea, and to protect the marine environment. The Rules..

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First DNV GL Annual Report released

On May 26th, 2014

  DNV GL has released its first annual report highlighting the progress made by the Group during 2013. "Last year was an extraordinary year, capped by the merger of DNV and GL in September and the beginning of a truly transformative period in our company's history.We strengthened our market position and expertise in all key..

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IMO Maritime Safety Committee Outcome-Session 93rd, from 14 to 23 May 2014

On May 26th, 2014

  The IMO's Committee on Maritime Safety (MSC) held its 93rd Session (MSC 93) from Wednesday 14 through Friday 23 May 2014 under the Chairmanship of Mr Christian Breinholt (DENMARK)  and  his Vice Chair, Captain M Segar of SINGAPORE).  104 Member States attended the meeting during which a drafting group (DG) and two working groups (WG)..

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