ABS assembles Industry leaders from Italy and Monaco
ABS held its annual Italian National Committee meeting this week, bringing together more than 50 maritime industry leaders. The group discussed global challenges facing the maritime industry as well as an evaluation of strategies to meet the IMO’s 2020 Sulfur Cap and a look ahead to 2030, when vessel data is likely to play a significant role in the compliance regime, ABS announces in its press release.
This is the first time in more than 60 years that ABS held its Italian National Committee meeting in Monaco, demonstrating the organization’s strong ties with ship owners across both countries.
During the meeting, the committee heard about the industry-leading safety milestone ABS accomplished in 2017, reaching one year without a work-related lost-time incident, which exemplified its global focus on safety and its mission.
ABS also presented its innovative work with industry partners and academia on data and digital technologies designed to improve the delivery of classification services for clients. There was an update on ABS’ groundbreaking work in the cybersecurity arena and guest speaker François Cadiou, President of BRS Group – Luxembourg, gave an overview of the shipping and shipbuilding market.
ABS currently has offices in Genoa and stations in La Spezia, Leghorn, Trieste, Naples, Bergamo and Brescia where it supports marine and offshore projects from the planning stage through decommissioning. In addition to its industry-recognized local engineering and survey teams, ABS also leverages a global network of expertise to support a safer and more sustainable Italian-flagged fleet.