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Lloyd’s Register to Collaborate with IDS International

Lloyd’s Register is pleased to announce its collaboration with Initiative Development Services International Ltd (IDS International), a maritime and corporate security specialist based in the UK. The alliance with IDS International will play a key role in Lloyd’s Register’s preparations for attaining recognized security organization (RSO) status under the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code included in the recently adopted amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS). IDS International will help Lloyd’s Register meet the RSO criteria, boosting the organization’s maritime security service capability. Specifically, IDS International will help Lloyd’s Register to: develop its ability to assess likely security risks in the context of ship and port operations identify current security threats and patterns recognize and detect weapons, dangerous substances and devices recognize the characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security provide knowledge on the techniques used to circumvent security measures and enhance knowledge of security and surveillance equipment and systems and their operational limitations. As an RSO, Lloyd’s Register will be responsible for verifying compliance with the ISPS Code; towards that end, it is currently training the 250 auditors who will provide the service and developing a client training services program.


Lloyd's Register New Regional HQ, Houston

Lloyd’s Register Americas, Inc. has moved its Houston-area operations to a new regional headquarters to capitalise on the growing opportunities arising from the new regulatory regime in the Gulf, a thriving merchant marine business and concerns about global warming.   The move, which has consolidated five separate businesses under one roof, responded to greater market demand for integrated technical solutions in the increasingly interdependent and complex marine and energy sectors


Intergraph, LR to Team on Ship Interface

Intergraph Corporation reached an agreement with Lloyd's Register to build an interface between Intergraph's IntelliShip multi-discipline ship design software, and the Lloyd's Register assessment applications, RulesCalc and ShipRight SDA. The interface will result in significantly greater efficiencies in the classification process for Lloyd's Register classed ships. IntelliShip coupled with this new interface will improve the overall ship design, certification


Lloyd's Register's King to Retire

Lloyd’s Register announces the retirement of J. Rod King, Global Floating Offshore Installation (FOI) Business Manager. Mr. King has elected to take early retirement in mid-September 2007 to address family health issues. Lloyd’s Register North America FOI and Classification Manager, Keith Charles, will assume some of King’s previous activities until King’s replacement is named. Lloyd’s Register continues to expand its Houston operations base to address the FOI classification and


LR to Class Double-Acting Shuttle Tankers

A pair of 70,000 dwt double-acting ice-class shuttle tankers ordered at Admiralty Shipyards in St Petersburg for year-round service between the Pechora Sea and Murmansk are to be dually classed by Lloyd’s Register and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS). Sevmorneftegaz (wholly owned by Gazprom), Sovcomflot and Admiralty Shipyards have signed a trilateral contract for the building of the two Arctic shuttle tankers


Lloyd's Register acquires WEST Engineering Services

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Lloyd's Register acquires WEST Engineering Services to become the top independent provider of technical services to the offshore drilling sector.     Acquisition of WEST, subsea systems specialists, builds support for exploration and production activities. Lloyd’s Register has acquired Houston-based WEST Engineering Services in a move that secures the Group's position as the premier independent risk-management organisation supporting the global offshore drilling industry


Lloyd’s Register and Teekay Enter New Agreement

Lloyd’s Register has entered into an agreement with Teekay Shipping Corporation to class 11 of its Aframax tankers. In addition, Teekay has chosen Lloyd’s Register to class two of its Aframax newbuildings to be built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd in South Korea. These vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2004. Commenting on this new agreement, Alan Gavin, Marine Director at Lloyd’s Register said: “After a short absence


Lloyd’s Register Wins Safety Award

Lloyd’s Register has won an award from BP for achieving a two-year safety record on its BP Independent Inspection Authority contract (BP IIA). Gael Lewis, Lloyd’s Register’s Director of Energy & Transportation received the award from Scott Urban, Group Vice President of BP's North Sea operations, at a regular UK safety forum involving the senior management of all BP's contractors. Gary Cruden, Lloyd’s Register’s BP Project Manager said: “The award reflects a lot of hard work by all involved


LR Publish EGTS Guide

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Lloyd’s Register introduces guidance for the treatment of exhaust gases as maritime industry prepares for new emissions-control regulations Lloyd’s Register’s has published a new guide, 'Understanding Exhaust Gas Treatment Systems', to give shipowners and operators an overview of the related technology and emerging regulations they need to make sound business decisions. 

 The technical teams at Lloyd’s Register worked closely with industry and used project experience


Offshore Wind Rules Set New Standard

Lloyd’s Register releases new Rules, Class Notation and Guidance Notes for ‘Wind Turbine Installation and Maintenance Vessels and Liftboats’ to reflect industry best practice and new novel designs. The new Rules form part of the wider Mobile Offshore Unit Rule set 2013 launched by Lloyd’s Register in June, and is for vessels engaged in installation and/or maintenance activities relating to offshore wind turbines


Hapag-Lloyd Agrees on Merger Terms with UASC

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German container shipping line Hapag Lloyd AG on Tuesday said it has reached an agreement on terms and conditions of a business combination agreement with Arab peer United Arab Shipping Company (UASC).   The deal, which would involve all shares in UASC being moved to Hapag-Lloyd


Brexit: What Next for Shipping Markets?

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 For many in shipping, the Brexit was unexpected. Many believe that Brexit’s impact on the shipping industry will be more or less neutral.   The UK Chamber of Shipping remained neutral on the question of Britain's departure during the runup to the vote.   


Hapag-Lloyd Selects INTTRA eVGM Service

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Shipping company Hapag-Lloyd and ocean shipping electronic marketplace INTTRA announced an agreement under which Hapag-Lloyd will connect with the INTTRA eVGM Service for facilitating compliance with new International Maritime Organization container weight requirements. 


IMCA Appoints Bradshaw as Policy and Regualtory Affaris Manager

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Strengthening its policy and regulatory affairs team, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has appointed John Bradshaw as Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager to lead on worldwide policy and legislative issues, with responsibility for developing and delivering the international


Paris MoU Publishes New Performance List

At its 49th meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2015 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations. These lists will take effect from July 1, 2016.   The White, Grey and Black (WGB) List presents the full spectrum


UASC Shareholders Back Hapag-Lloyd Merger Talks

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 The Middle East container shipping group United Arab Shipping Co. (UASC ) met with shareholders at the company's corporate office in Dubai to discuss a possible combination with German rival  Hapag-Lloyd, but no decision was finalized.  


The Hour of the Networkers

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 Hapag-Lloyd launches “THE Alliance” with old and new partners – Customers benefit from additional sailings and direct connections.   The container shipping industry is undergoing a period of reorganization – and Hapag-Lloyd is assuming a leading role in the


UASC Says Shareholders Back Hapag-Lloyd Merger

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The shareholders of Middle East container shipping group United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) back the company's merger talks with German rival Hapag-Lloyd although there has not yet been a vote to approve a deal, UASC said on Thursday. UASC, which is owned by Gulf governments


Rodman Polyships Delivers Catamaran Fast Ferry

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Over the last several years, Rodman has designed, built and delivered different types of catamarans, not only for passenger transport but also for other purposes such as hydrographic, research or offshore windmill support catamarans.  


Hapag-Lloyd Pushes Back AGM on Merger Talks

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Hapag-Lloyd said it had decided to postpone its annual general meeting scheduled for June 1, 2016 due to ongoing merger talks between German container shipping firm and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC).   The AGM will take place in August 2016 at the latest


Hapag-Lloyd, Competitors Form New Pact

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To fend against M2, newly forming Ocean Alliance is latest push for economies of scale groups. German container shipping firm Hapag-Lloyd has formed a new alliance with five Asian competitors, it said on Friday, the latest step in an industry reorganisation that is divvying up the global


Fitch: M&A, Not Alliances to Help Revive Container Shipping

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The following statement was released by the rating agency: Mergers and acquisitions, rather than the historically more popular alliances, are inevitable to address chronic overcapacity and drive further cost savings in container shipping, Fitch Ratings says


High Performance Marine Batteries & Stored Energy Workshop

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The High Performance Marine Batteries & Stored Energy Workshop set for April 28, 2016 in Southampton will bring together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge to highlight the potential use of high performance marine battery systems and stored energy


Hyundai Heavy and GE Partner on GOGES Package

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has signed an MOU with General Electric Company (GE) to cooperate for the development of GOGES (COmbined Gas turbine Electric and Steam) package for LNG carriers and containerships.   The MOU signing ceremony was attended by Choi Kil-seon


Hapag-Lloyd Sees Better Market, Lower Costs Boosting 2016 EBIT

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German container shipping group Hapag Lloyd said it expected a clear increase in operating profit this year thanks to a market recovery, cost cuts and synergies from its merger with Chilean shipper CSAV. Its earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) had swung to a 366 million euro profit in 2015






 
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