LR has announced a new co-operation project with Korean shipbuilder HHI to explore the value of blockchain when applied to shipbuilding.
Class societies Lloyd’s Register and RINA have announced separate new initiatives to support the certification of technology-enabled vessels at sea, as we move to the era of what RINA describes as the ‘Digital Ship’.
Common Structural Rules Software LLC, a joint venture company formed by ABS and Lloyd’s Register (LR), has released a software upgrade which aims to simplify compliance with current and pending IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR).
Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), a subsidiary of Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC), has established a consortium including Lloyd’s Register, Precious Shipping, Bostomar, BIMCO, International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) and GoodFuels, which aims to address traceability and transparency in the marine fuel supply chain using blockchain technologies.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has been granted approval in principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for the DSME Smart Ship Solution (DS4), receiving the Cyber SECURE notation confirming compliance with LR’s cyber security requirements for smart ships.
Tufton Oceanic’s asset management company Oceanic Marine Management (OMM) has announced a pilot project with Lloyd’s Register (LR), covering optimisation of maintenance strategies on two vessels in the OMM fleet and the development of a strategy to implement Condition Based Monitoring technologies.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched an online verification service called CO2 Verifier to cover compliance with both the EU monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) regulation and the IMO Data Collection System (DCS).
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.
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