In demonstrating its ongoing commitment to support the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), IACS will attend the next meeting of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III 4) that will meet from 25 to 29 September 2017.
Since the 1 January 2011 the audit and assessment of compliance with the QSCS has been carried out by independent Accredited Certification Bodies (ACB’s). Having now been in operation for nearly seven years and given the proven benefits resulting from previous end user workshops, IACS will convene the 2017 workshop between its Members and their ACB’s to reflect on their joint experiences of the scheme and to discuss any possible adjustments deemed appropriate to ensure it continues to meet fully the demands and needs of all stakeholders for a robust and consistent scheme of certification of its members.
London, 6 September 2017: Speaking at a press conference in London, new IACS Chairman, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, announced a series of initiatives designed to ensure that IACS provides the support its stakeholders need in a rapidly changing industry.
In demonstrating its ongoing commitment to support the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), IACS has submitted, or co-sponsored, six papers (identified below by underlining) to the next meeting of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71) that will meet from 3 to 7 July 2017.
Corrigenda 1 to CSR 01 January 2017 has been released by IACS.
IACS/EU Workshop on Digitalisation of Maritime Transport sees 80+ attendees hear industry and regulatory leaders outline thoughts on ongoing and future initiatives.
The International Association of Classification Societies is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 edition of its IACS Blue Book. The latest release of the Blue Book package continues to enhance IACS technical support to the shipping industry through our work and investment in technology, innovation, research and development both at the classification and statutory levels.