Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:39

LR introduces sulphur strategy evaluator

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched its Sulphur 2020 – Options Evaluator system, used to identify appropriate strategies for compliance with the global sulphur in fuel oil limit of 0.50 per cent m/m (mass by mass), which comes into effect on 1 January 2020.

Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) and Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC) have announced a funding partnership to set up Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), a new research initiative to explore the potential application of blockchain technologies in the global maritime industry.

Rolls-Royce reports that results from the £1.3 million MAXCMAS (MAchine eXecutable Collision regulations for Marine Autonomous Systems) research project have demonstrated that the operation of autonomous vessels can meet, if not exceed, current collision avoidance (COLREG) rules.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has announced the acquisition of Nettitude, a provider of cyber security services to companies in various industries with 140 employees worldwide.

Thursday, 15 March 2018 10:41

MARIC agrees ShipRight FastTrack deal

Marine Design & Research Institute of China (MARIC), a subsidiary company of China State Shipbuilding Corporation group (CSSC), has signed a licence agreement with Lloyd's Register (LR) for use of its ShipRight FastTrack software.

Cyber security company Naval Dome reports that it has completed pilot testing of a cyber defence system for Lloyd’s Register (LR) aboard XT Shipping’s 4,300 TEU container ship Zim Genova. The vessel was operational during the tests, which were supervised by the classification society and ECDIS provider Totem Plus.

The newbuild COSCO Shipping Aries has become the first container ship to receive LR’s Cyber-enabled ship (CES) descriptive note ‘Cyber AL3 SECURE PERFORM’ for autonomous or remote control of its energy management system, in compliance with the revised version of LR’s Cyber-enabled ships ShipRight procedure, issued in December 2017.

Friday, 08 December 2017 14:58

Chinese ‘smart ship’ noted by LR

The first Chinese ‘smart ship’ has been presented with LR’s cyber-enabled ship descriptive notes. The vessel, Great Intelligence, was designed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) and built at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard (GWS), a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).

Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the University of York are to spearhead a £12 million programme looking at the safety of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS), with the Assuring Autonomy International Programme (AAIP) to be based at the University of York and led by Professor John McDermid, an expert in systems and software safety engineering.

Israel-based cyber security company Naval Dome has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lloyd’s Register (LR), with the aim of establishing standards and guidelines for maritime cyber security.

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