ABS members from all over the world heard about ABS’ fleet progress, its utility of superior applied sciences and trade main decarbonization providers on the 161st Annual Members Assembly.
Members had been knowledgeable that the ABS-classed fleet had grown to 280 million gross tons and ABS had additional strengthened its primary place in international orderbook share at 25.3 p.c, holding main positions with each ship house owners and shipbuilders. In shipbuilders, ABS is primary for brand new order share in China, Singapore, the U.S., Taiwan and South Korea, and with house owners, ABS is primary for brand new order share in Greece, Denmark, Brazil, the U.S., Singapore and Hong Kong.
Members additionally heard how ABS has maintained its management place throughout your complete international offshore market and continues to guide the prevailing fleet for tankers, whereas strengthening its orderbook management positions with container ships, gasoline carriers and bulk carriers. On the similar time, ABS added additional superior digital providers and expanded its work with governments. Additionally they heard how ABS continued to information the trade in security in 2022, retaining its place as the highest performing Acknowledged Group since 2017 within the three most lively Port State regimes.
“Now we have seen speedy evolution on just about all fronts in delivery in recent times. Now, with the clear vitality transition and end-to-end digitalization, our trade stands on the cusp of a decade or extra of actually disruptive change. In opposition to this unsure backdrop, ABS has continued to ship on its security mission, figuring out the unintended security penalties generated by the applying of superior digital applied sciences and decarbonization methods. Consciousness of this threat is a crucial constructing block for the way forward for our trade, and that is precisely what ABS is constructed for. As an unbiased group guided by a time-tested, safety-centric strategy, we’re well-positioned to information the trade with a concentrate on private, industrial and operational security,” stated Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO.
The occasion additionally noticed U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Vice Commandant Admiral Steven Poulin present an replace to the members on the USCG’s present actions and initiatives, emphasizing that: “Our Coast Guard and ABS partnership has by no means been extra essential.”
Members got a glimpse into the potential of superior simulation expertise, pioneered by ABS, to assist decarbonizing maritime operations. They heard about ABS’ assist for the creation of hydrogen hubs and clear gasoline growth initiatives, carbon seize hubs and inexperienced delivery hall initiatives all over the world, together with a digital twin simulation of those corridors. They had been additionally launched to the way forward for maritime expertise and studying, with a fleet of ABS MetaSHIPs bringing a radical new strategy to immersive studying.
Highlights of ABS’ efficiency in 2022 included leveraging area experience in LNG with the announcement of the distinctive, state-of-the-art ABS International LNG Academy in Qatar. One other was the launch of the Guidelines 2025 initiative, a key step ahead in the way forward for class, enhancing readability, entry and the potential to deal with advanced techniques.
Members additionally heard a few collection of pioneering joint growth initiatives in fields similar to carbon seize utilization and storage, different fuels, vessel design, digital applied sciences and decarbonization providers which are serving to advance the trade with a concentrate on security.
Obtain a duplicate of Security Management in A Decade of Change, the ABS 2022 Annual Evaluation right here.