IMO

Autonomous drone inspections move step closer after successful test

A drone has successfully inspected a 19.4 meter high oil tank on board a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel. The video shot by the drone was interpreted in…


HMM Algeciras, the world’s largest containership

The 24,000 TEU HMM Algeciras, the world’s largest containership, has headed out to sea on its maiden voyage. The ship left Geoje, Korea following its naming ceremony on April 23…


DromonClass has been recognized by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) according to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 46 – 2.45 to act as a Classification Society in the United States of America.

We are proud to announce that DromonClass has been recognized by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) according to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 46 – 2.45 to act as…


Changes to SOLAS and MARPOL shipping and maritime regulations from January 2020

The new and far reaching IMO Sulphur Cap regulations have captured media attention in recent months for obvious reasons, but as well as this significant change, January 2020…


India accession brings ship recycling convention a step closer to entry into force

India, one of the world's five major ship recycling countries, has acceded to the IMO Hong Kong Convention, the treaty that will set global standards for safe and…


Panama Canal Authority announced ban the use of open-loop scrubbers in Panama Canal waters

The following ClassNK Technical Information Notice was newly issued. To whom it may concern Please be informed that Panama Canal Authority announced ban the use of open-loop…


Malaysia Prohibits Open-Loop Scrubbers in Its Waters (IMO 2020 sulphur Cap regulation)

Malaysia has decided to ban the use of open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) by vessels operating in the country’s waters. “Malaysia prohibits the discharge of washwater…


Alcohol, Biomethane & Ammonia best positioned fuels for net-zero emissions

Market projections have shown that the best-positioned fuels for research and development into net-zero marine fuels are alcohol, biomethane and ammonia. According to a new study…


The Ballast Water Management Convention amendments formalizing the implementation schedule for the D-2 standard have entered into force on October 13.

The Ballast Water Management Convention amendments formalizing the implementation schedule for the D-2 standard have entered into force on October 13. The International Convention…


IMO Sulphur Cap regulation 2020

Disruptive change facing the shipping industry is fast approaching in the form of the IMO Sulphur Cap regulation, which comes into force from 1 January 2020. Although the picture…