American Bureau of Shipping

ABS sees big rise in Asian market share

THE American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has experienced a significant increase this year in contracts in Asian shipyards for the classification of new vessels of over 10,000 deadweight tonnes (dwt).

Wednesday, 18 October, 1995, 12:00am

US Coast Guard expands review

A MEMORANDUM of understanding (MOU) has been signed by the United States Coast Guard and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) that expands the scope of review and inspection procedures delegated to the ABS.

16 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Box capacity increase for OOCL giants

THE container carrying capacity of the six new container ships Orient Overseas International (OOIL) ordered in March is being increased from 4,950 TEUs (20 ft equivalent units) to 4,960 TEUs.

A company official said the space for extra slots was created after a review of the hull form during the detailed design and construction process by the shipbuilders.

13 May 1994 - 12:00am

US scheme to extend life of old tankers

THE American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has extended Safehull, its design and assessment system for new tankers, to existing tankers, according to Business Times.

The US-based classification society launched Safehull last September at a cost of more than US$4 million to focus on the design of tankers.

2 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

ABS programme to improve safety

THE American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has introduced Rules 2000 to improve ship safety through advanced technology.

Under Rules 2000, ABS already has produced several advances such as the dynamic loading approach (DLA) - a ''design by analysis'' procedure for more accurate modelling of expected ship loads and dynamic stresses.

12 Mar 1993 - 12:00am