IACS’ high-level intervention at the IMO-Singapore Future of Shipping Conference once again demonstrated its commitment and ability to lead the industry through the challenges posed by digitalisation and decarbonisation and to deliver on its mission as a trusted partner of regulators.
Rule Change Proposal 1 (RCP 1) to the Common Structural Rules (CSR for BC & OT), 01 January 2021 version has been released by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).
In demonstrating its ongoing commitment to support the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), IACS will participate in the forthcoming 103rd session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 103), which will meet remotely from 5 to 14 May 2021.
IACS has named Lloyd’s Register CEO Nick Brown as its Incoming Council Chair. Mr. Nick Brown will take up role on 1st July this year and his term of office will run until 31st Dec 2023. This is the first time that the IACS Chair has been chosen by the Association’s Members and not by rotation, a move that follows governance changes announced in December last year.
This year’s Annual Review contains a wide range of articles on IACS work in 2020 dealing with matters such as Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Remote Surveys and Cyber Safety as well detailed technical pieces on corrosion and stability. There are also updates on changes to IACS’ governance structure and a commentary on the response of IACS and its Members to the COVID-19 pandemic
IACS released Jan 2021 edition of the IACS Blue Book and 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.