Korean Register and Russian Register sign service sharing agreement

The Korean Register of Shipping (KR) and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) – both International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) members – have signed an agreement enabling both societies to work more closely together. Recognising that a closer cooperation will allow both organisations to deliver enhanced services to the maritime industry, the agreement was […]

DNV simulation model shows drive for energy efficiency

Class society Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has predicted that by 2020, new tankers, bulkers and container vessels will be up to 30% more energy efficient than today’s new buildings. It says one third of the reductions will be cost-effective for ship owners and the Energy Efficiency Design Index will be the driver for the remaining […]

Bureau Veritas launches e-learning programme for MLC training

International classification society Bureau Veritas has launched a web-based training programme to help companies in the shipping industry train their personnel for implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention. As the deadline for implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 draws nearer, companies in the shipping industry are becoming increasingly aware of the need to […]