• 2017 April 2 10:04

    New ABS Guide advances industry FSRU development

    ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has published the ABS Guide for Building and Classing LNG Regasification Vessels, outlining guidance for classing LNG regasification vessels.

    Floating LNG regasification uses specialized ships, commonly referred to as LNG regasification vessels or Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRU), which offer a flexible and efficient way to deliver LNG to new and expanding markets. This Guide covers both purpose-built LNG regasification vessels and existing LNG carriers that are converted to operate with regasification plants onboard.

    Whereas the latest update of the IGC provides high-level requirements for ships with regasification plants, the ABS guide for regasification vessels presents clear guidance to designers and shipyards developing these types of ships. Recognizing the unique operational characteristics of LNG regasification vessels, ABS has included in this Guide provisions that allow Underwater Inspection in Lieu of Drydocking (UWILD) for extended periods of time.

    Recognizing the changing landscape and increased industry focus on gas, ABS launched its Global Gas Solutions team in 2013 to support industry in developing gas-related projects. A pioneer in classification for the safe transport and handling of gas, ABS classed the world’s first LPG carrier conversion, the first LNG carrier conversion, the Methane Pioneer, in 1959, as well as the first newbuild LNG carrier, Methane Princess, in 1964, and has extensive experience with the full scope of gas-related assets, including many of the most advanced gas carriers in service. ABS is the industry leader in classification of liquefied gas carriers.

    About ABS
    Founded in 1862, ABS is a leading international classification society devoted to promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine and offshore assets.




2020 September 18

10:16 ECSA publishes study on implications of EU ETS for shipping
10:10 Keel laying of Tallink’s newest vessel MyStar takes place in Rauma shipyard, Finland
09:54 Port of Oakland import volume up for third straight month
09:51 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 16
09:47 Tallink Grupp’s vessel Baltic Queen arrives in Riga for the first time
09:23 Oil prices rise after a recent decrease
09:09 Baltic Dry Index as of September 17

2020 September 17

18:05 Digital Twin Ready certification awarded to Furuno
17:54 Damen launches Marine Aggregate Dredger for Hanson
17:52 Verifavia launches industry’s first “3-Way Plug & Play” dashboard
17:41 Nord Star officially listed as first resident of RF Arctic Zone
17:30 ITF and IMEC contribute US$500,000 to the Singapore Shipping Tripartite Alliance Resilience
17:06 Azerbaijan State Marine Academy offers skills development and advanced training courses for ASCO employees
16:43 Ship banned in Australia for AUD $118,000 in unpaid crew wages
16:15 COVID-19 is negatively impacting the offshore energy insurance sector, but market is beginning to harden, says IUMI
16:00 Gasum secures contract with Celsa Armeringsstål AS including LNG deliveries and new terminal
15:42 Diana Shipping announces the sale of a Panamax dry bulk vessel
15:28 FESCO launches regular intermodal service for seafood delivery from Far East to China
15:18 MABUX releases Bunker Weekly Overview
15:09 IMO-Singapore webinar charts ways forward for decarbonisation of shipping
14:15 Bollinger awarded contract for state-of-the-art floating dry dock for the US new Columbia Class ballistic missile submarine
13:56 Bunker prices are going down in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:32 LR accepted by MarinTrust as a new registered Certification Body
13:10 Rosmorport announces expansion of Onega seaport limits
12:33 Lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, Arktika, leaves for Murmansk on September 22
12:01 Konecranes wins order for two more mobile harbor cranes from ZHD Stevedores in the Netherlands
11:30 Abu Dhabi Ports’ Smart Container Initiative to cut emissions by half
11:05 New rail link opens between Oslo and the Port of Gothenburg
10:54 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Pakistan to North Europe, North Africa and Mediterranean
10:52 Fleet of Rosmorport’s Astrakhan Branch expanded with Nerpa aerosleigh
10:29 Rosmorport signs contract with Marine Rescue Service for reconstruction of Vanino-Kholmsk ferry crossing
10:04 Powers of Konstantin Palnikov as RS General Director extended from October 2020
09:33 Oil prices decrease after a recent rise
09:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 17
09:11 Baltic Dry Index as of September 16

2020 September 16

18:05 Busan Port enhances protection of Gamcehon Port from COVID-19
17:52 Launching of trawler Vseslav and keel-laying of similar ship held in Svetly of Kaliningrad Region
17:36 Jan De Nul Group installed the first offshore wind turbine for the 109.2 MW Taiwan Power Company
17:05 Wilhelmsen and Østensjø join forces to fast track growth of renewable energy company Edda Wind
16:46 Ferry of Project PV22 to be deployed for development of Pavlovskoye deposit on Novaya Zemlya archipelago
16:35 Zeebrugge LNG terminal widens its destination flexibility
16:05 Maersk to build and operate a world-class transload and distribution facility in Vancouver
15:29 DNV GL forecasts a high share of natural gas in maritime sector by 2050
15:04 Rolls-Royce's MTU high-performance yacht engine gets a power upgrade
14:34 The largest container ship to enter the port of New York & New Jersey
13:53 Rosmorport’s Far Eastern Basin Branch authorities and Vladivostok Duma Chairman discuss the region’s topical issues
13:28 Sea Tech Ltd. delivers T30B trawler to the customer
13:01 ONE’s new JCV Service offers a direct connection from Japan/China to Vietnam
12:39 Port of Gdansk throughput in 8M’20 decreased by 11.7% Y-o-Y
12:01 APL changes name with effect from 1 December 2020
11:22 Phase I of Odesa seaport’s Berth No 7 completed
11:22 Port of Los Angeles cargo down 11.7% in August 2020
10:58 Expert does not expect Gov't to be too quick in decreasing its share in Sovcomflot
10:36 BlueWater Reporting issues transatlantic trade report
10:10 USPA allowed to carry out dredging works in water area of Chornomorsk seaport
10:09 Port of Long Beach budget adopted
09:44 Bunker prices are stable at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:33 SBM Offshore confirms contract negotiation for Petrobras FPSO
09:25 Oil prices rise in response to news about US reserves
09:07 Baltic Dry Index as of September 15