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ABS Activities Publication July 2014

July 2014 Activities Contents

  • Responding to the Challenges of Change
  • ABS Delivers Strong Performance
  • ABS Awarded PETRONAS FLNG2 Project
  • EBDG Awarded AIP for LNG Bunker Barge
  • Innovative LNG Carriers Receive ABS Class
  • Study Outlines LNG Bunkering Regulations
  • ABS to Class Newbuild OCVs
  • Real-time Monitoring for Ship Safety
  • Industry Leaders Named to ABS Governance
  • Addressing Marine Fuels and Alternatives



March 2014 Activities Contents

  • Investing in the Future
  • ABS Establishes Energy Corridor Office
  • OHSAS Recognizes ABS Safety Culture
  • ABS Names Chief Scientist for CFD
  • JACK ST. MALO FPU Moves Toward First Oil
  • Critical Role for Well Containment
  • ABS Advises on Northern Sea Route
  • Americas Division Organizes for Success
  • ABS Builds Synergy in Performance Management
  • Extending FPSO Life Offshore Brazil

Activities 2013


October 2013 Activities Contents

  • Service Delivers Best-in-Class Value
  • James Watson Joins ABS
  • ABS Exceeds 200 Million Gross Tons
  • World’s Largest Containership Enters Service
  • ABS Forms Global Gas Solutions Team
  • ABS Endorses Horizon Lines LNG Conversions
  • Swire Pacific Offshore Earns MLC Certification
  • ABS Classes New Seajacks Jackup
  • New Portal Improves Functionality
  • ABS Releases Energy Efficiency Advisory


May 2013 Activities Contents

  • Wiernicki takes the helm at ABS
  • ABS continues success, charts path for future
  • Fair winds and following seas
  • Environmental solutions to meet growing regulatory demands
  • ABS forms Operational & Environmental Performance Team
  • ABS announces significant investments in Singapore
  • ABS releases Exhaust Gas Scrubber Advisory
  • AIP granted for small LNG carrier innovative design
  • Japan authorizes ABS as Recognized Organization
  • ABS relocates Europe maritime operations 

Activities 2012


December 2012 Activities Contents

  • Global Safety Day increases focus on safe operations
  • Energy Technology Center opens in Korea
  • ABS, CSBC partner for technology development
  • ABS signs MOUs to further technology development
  • ABS, CSSC agreement to enhance industry offerings
  • Software joint venture brings new capabilities to ABS
  • Nautical Systems releases Energy & Environmental Manager
  • Nautical Sytems partners with ESRG to strengthen service offerings
  • Leading scholars discuss marine research
  • ABS releases Systems Verification Guide 


June 2012 Activities Contents

  • Chairman Robert D. Somerville discusses ABS reaching another fleet size milestone
  • President & CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki discusses ABS investing in the Class of the Future
  • ABS announces key management changes
  • ABS Group positioned to build on success
  • ABS continues safety improvements
  • ABS classes first US-flagged dual fuel OSVs
  • Chinese-built LNG carriers: Just the beginning
  • Offshore operators seek ISQM notation
  • ABS establishes new technology center in Korea
  • ABS Nautical Systems offers software tools to assist with IMO mandate for SEEMP 

Activities 2011


October 2011 Activities Contents

  • President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki discusses balancing safety and innovation
  • ABS Nautical Systems releases next generation version of NS5 software suite
  • Maran Tankers collaborates with ABS on Company and Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plans
  • ABS opens Maritime Modeling Center
  • Highly integrated control systems call for software verification
  • Energy Efficiency Design Index: When do shipowners adopt?
  • Floating LNG terminal training highlights structural analysis
  • ABS offers support to the future generations of maritime professionals  


May 2011 Activities Contents

  • Christopher J. Wiernicki Becomes CEO
  • ABS to Class Largest Containerships
  • ABS Wins Class Society Award at ShipTek
  • ABS & DSME: Sloshing Analysis for FLNG 
  • ABS & LR Release Common Software for IACS Common Structural Rules
  • ABS Authorized by USCG to Issue COF for OSVs Handling Noxious Liquid Substances
  • Software Optimizes Marine Management Systems
  • Promising CFD Technology
  • Challenges of Produced Water in the Arctic
  • Guide and Guidance Notes on Containerships Now Available

Activities 2010


December 2010 Activities Contents

  • ABS Chairman and CEO Robert D. Sommerville discusses the future of ship design
  • ABS Teams with China Classification Society on First Deepwater Development in the South China Sea
  • ABS Becomes a Recognized Organization for the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • ABS Classes Seaspan Tugs
  • ABS Looks to Safety for Dynamic Positioning Systems
  • Joint Project Examines Hull Integrity Under Ice Loads 


August 2010 Activities Contents

  • Deepwater Horizon Likely Regulatory Game Changer
  • Free Casualty Response Services for Newbuildings
  • Pre-Survey Checklists Now Available for Nautical Systems' Clients
  • Two Years to Prepare for New North American ECA
  • IMO Goal-based Ship Construction Standards Move Closer
  • Corrosion Prevention for Cargo Oil Tanks
  • Are Fuel Cells Viable for Marine Propulsion?
  • Volatile Organic Compound Management Plan Now Required
  • Robust Seminar Program Tackles Industry Issues
  • Revised MARPOL Annex VI Enters Into Force 1 July 2010 


May 2010 Activities Contents

  • Tailoring Risk-Based Survey Programs to the Navy
  • Pilot Program for Extended Survey Periods
  • Joint Studies for Environmental Efficiency Design
  • Guide for Obtaining Environmental Notations Demonstrates Green Credentials
  • Clarifying MSC 85's Amendments to the ISM Code
  • Joint Research Program on Aging Ships' Structural Safety
  • ABS Establishes Arctic Technical Committee
  • ABS Issues Notation for Specialized Wind Turbine Installation Units
  • New Criteria for Floating Liquefied Gas Terminals
  • Increased Cold Weather Transit Drives Revisions to Low Temp Guide