ABS, CCS Expand Cooperation in Offshore Activities

Monday, November 29, 2010
Photo courtesy ABS

ABS and the China Classification Society (CCS) strengthened their collaborative efforts by entering into a new Cooperation Agreement on 24 November in Washington, DC. While the agreement is comprehensive, the offshore industry will be a priority area of focus for the two leading classification societies.  

CCS and ABS will also expand their collaboration efforts in numerous other areas including research and development and software development for large and technologically-advanced ships. The societies will continue to host training and industry seminars in areas of mutual interest including deepwater activities.

“Over the past decade, China has significantly grown in its importance to the maritime industry,” said ABS Chairman and CEO Robert D. Somerville at the signing ceremony. “This agreement reaffirms the commitment of ABS and CCS to provide superior services and technologies to shipowners, shipyards and other stakeholders in the maritime and offshore sectors.”

The new agreement builds upon the relationship formally established in 1993 when CCS and ABS entered into their original cooperation agreements.  

In addition to its increased cooperation with CCS, ABS has placed a larger focus on overall operations in China. In October, ABS announced the formation of its Greater China Operating Division. The division will have more than 500 employees operating from more than 30 offices across the country and in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool Rings in 10 Years

Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool celebrates 10 years of collaboration and trading.   The 10th anniversary celebrations took place in London on May 20. Today on May 26 it is Houston’s turn and,

UNOLS Seeks Fleet Improvement Committee Chair

The University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) informs it is seeking nominations to fill a Fleet Improvement Committee (FIC) Chair position.   The position,

Former Petrobras Exec Sentenced to 5 Years Jail

A Brazilian judge sentenced a former international director at state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA to five years in prison for money laundering on Tuesday,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1351 sec (7 req/sec)