ABS Hellenic Committee leads industry discussion on 2020 sulfur cap, cybersafety and digitization
ABS held its annual Hellenic National Committee meeting, bringing together nearly 50 industry-recognized leaders from the Greek maritime community. The group discussed global challenges facing the sector, strategies to meet the IMO’s 2020 Sulfur Cap, and a look ahead to 2030, when vessel data will play a significant role in compliance management, ABS said in its press release.
The committee meetings are a forum for ABS members, owners, operators, charterers, and industry representatives from flag administrations, owner associations, the shipbuilding and insurance sectors, to engage with ABS leaders to discuss industry issues and developments.
ABS presented its innovative work with industry partners on digital technologies, designed to improve delivery of classification services for clients. The agenda also included ABS’ groundbreaking work in the Cyber Safety arena and guest speaker Martin Stopford, Non-Executive President of Clarksons Research, led attendees in an impactful and robust discussion through a Marine Digitalization and Smart Shipping Roadmap.
The committee also heard about the industry-leading safety milestone ABS accomplished in 2017, reaching one year without a work-related lost-time incident, highlighting its global focus on safety and its mission.
ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.