International Association of Classification Societies

IACS sets design for bulk carriers

Shipowners ordering bulk carriers now must ensure the shipyard provides a design that meets International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) unified requirements.

Monday, 6 July, 1998, 12:00am

Seven societies authorised for ISM Code certification in SAR

The Marine Department has authorised seven classification societies to carry out International Safety Management (ISM) Code verification and certification for Hong Kong-registered ships.

They are American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, China Classification Society, Det Norske Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd, Lloyd's Register of Shipping and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai.

12 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

IACS suspends Polish member

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has suspended temporarily one of its members - the Polish Register of Shipping (PRS). IACS said that concern has been expressed about adherence to the comprehensive IACS Transfer of Class Agreement in particular in relation to the Polish Register of Shipping.

28 May 1997 - 12:00am

Chao hits out at top societies

WAH Kwong Shipping Holdings managing director George Chao has criticised the commercial link between three of the world's largest ship classification societies.

He said the joint conference held recently by the American Bureau of Shipping, Det Norske Veritas and Lloyd's Register was nothing more than a clever marketing approach.

24 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Germanische to conduct surveys for MARINA

GERMANISCHER Lloyd's Philippines Inc has been accredited by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) to perform statutory surveys on its behalf and act as its adviser on ship safety.

The Manila office is the newest Germanischer Lloyd's (GL) branch and inspection office.

There are 420 in 118 countries.

29 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Executive retires

ROBERT Kruse, one of the best known personalities in the field of ship classification, has retired after serving on the executive board of Germanischer Lloyd for 17 years.

Mr Kruse (64) has been succeeded by Mr Hans Payer.

5 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

BV growth seen as satisfactory

BUREAU Veritas Marine Branch has achieved satisfactory progress in a period of economic difficulty , says bureau vice-president and managing director Pierre de Livois.

At the end of last year there were 7,573 ships on the Bureau Veritas (BV), representing 9.5 per cent of the world fleet.

1 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Tanker group sees hope in IMO changes

OSLO-based Intertanko is optimistic that poorer classification societies will be eliminated when minimum industry standards, now being developed in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), come into force.

30 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Safety must come first, says LR chief

FINANCIAL considerations must not distract anyone from setting, maintaining or applying acceptable safety standards, according to Lloyd's Register's annual report.

It was often suggested that responsibility for safety could only be exercised in an environment from which all commercial considerations were excluded, said Sir Roderick MacLeod in the company's 1992 document.

9 Apr 1993 - 12:00am