IACS AWARDED SEATRADE’S ANNIVERSARY AWARD IN RECOGNITION OF 50 YEARS’ DEDICATED SERVICE TO SAFETY, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND SUPPORT OF THE IMO. IACS was honoured and delighted to receive the Industry Anniversary Award at the Seatrade Awards ceremony held in London last Friday.
Engagement, Innovation and Delivery to be core objectives of new IACS chairman's time in office. The IACS Council held its 77th session (C77) in Hamburg last week, where the wide range of discussions reflected the key role IACS plays in supporting the maritime sector. From recent developments around digitalisation, cyber safety and autonomy, to upcoming regulations, such as the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap and IMO greenhouse gas emission reduction strategy, the IACS Council has set down its position on these issues in a manner consistent with its five-year strategic plan and aligned with its core values of quality operations, transparency, technical knowledge and leadership.
Chairman of IACS satisfied with association’s achievements, emphasises the importance of being agile Speaking at the Posidonia trade fair in Athens, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, who will hand over the reins of IACS in July, examined how the association had evolved during his time as Chairman. Athens, 7 June 2018: In an industry undergoing rapid change, the IACS Chairman identified the need for classification societies and IACS itself to be adaptable and prepared for change, while staying true to the core purpose of classification.
IMO High-Level Forum "IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future” highlights IACS' ongoing and unparalleled support of the IMO In support of the IMO’s programme of events to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the adoption of the IMO Convention, IACS Council Chair, Mr Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, was delighted to speak at the IMO’s High-Level Forum held in London yesterday.
In demonstrating its ongoing commitment to support the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), IACS has submitted five papers (identified below by underlining) to the next meeting of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 99) that will meet from 15 to 25 May 2018.
26 April 2018: Rule Change Proposal 1 (2018) to Common Structural Rules (CSR) for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers 1st January 2018 Issue is released in draft for Industry review and comment by 27 July 2018.
Chairman of IACS pinpoints three key themes of the Association’s strategy for the future Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen’s commitment to quality, modernisation and transparency widely reflected in IACS work and future vision London, 19 April 2018: Quality, modernisation and transparency have been the three fundamental themes of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) during DNV GL’s Chairmanship, and this approach is widely reflected in IACS’ 2017 Annual Review which was presented in London today by IACS Chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen.
In demonstrating its ongoing commitment to support the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and within its remit as the Organization’s apolitical principal technical advisor; IACS will actively participate in the forthcoming meeting of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72), which will meet from 9 to 13 April 2018.
Chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen sets out transformation of IACS at CMA Shipping 2018 Stamford, 13 March 2018: Speaking at Shipping 2018, the Connecticut Maritime Association’s (CMA) annual conference, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, IACS Chairman and CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, looked at some of the initiatives taken at the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) that were changing the organisation.
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 Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 5) that will meet from 12 to 16 March 2018. As usual, it is expected that, in its role as the IMO’s principal technical advisor, IACS will significantly contribute to the discussions at SSE 5; with a view to informing and facilitating the decisions that will be taken by the Member States.
IACS HAS TODAY LAUNCHED ITS ANNUAL BLUE BOOK CONTAINING ALL IACS RESOLUTIONS UP TO END 2017 AND WHICH IS NOW COMPLEMENTED BY THE CONSTANTLY UPDATED IACS GREEN BOOK
The International Association of Classification Societies is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 edition of the IACS Blue Book which is now complemented by the accompanying IACS Green Book. Together these publications summarise the technical output of IACS and, as such, continue to demonstrate 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.
RCN 1 to CSR 01 January 2017 has been released by IACS.
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 Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 5) that will meet from 5 to 9 February.