The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has confirmed that it has started issuing electronic certificates for all its classed vessels, in accordance with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) guidelines for the use of e-Certificates (FAL.5-Circ.39-Rev2).
Denmark’s Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs has announced its intention to implement blockchain technologies to reduce the administrative burden faced by vessel operators in the maritime sector.
The Panama Maritime Authority has authorised Prevention at Sea to act as a recognised manufacturer and distributor of the Panamanian Oil Record Book in electronic format, alongside electronic versions of other official books in its library.
Korean Register (KR) has released the latest version of its KR-CON software for surveyors, shipbuilders and PSC officers, with the new launch of the 16th version of the application.
ABS has announced the launch of e-Certificates, digital equivalents of traditional ABS paper certificates which will now be made available to ABS’ entire classed-fleet, subject to individual Flag Administrations’ authorisation.
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has published a new edition of ADMIRALTY Ocean Passages for the World (NP136), incorporating information on the world’s busiest trade routes, and routes of increasing importance due to shifting macroeconomic trends, based on analysis of global AIS tracking data.
NAVTOR’s digital chart table, NavStation, will now have UKHO’s ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publications (AENPs) integrated into its software, via a new option within the upcoming NavStation 4.1 release.
Evergreen Line has introduced two new ‘Intelligent Services’ for electronic data transfer among container shipping supply chain stakeholders, including an i-B/L (Bill of Lading) and i-Dispatch, a system that delivers a variety of additional digital documents generated during cargo transactions.
Bureau Veritas reports that it has now begun issuing both classification and statutory certificates in digital formats, following successful pilots of the electronic documentation with ship owners and flag states.
DNV GL reports that it has now passed the threshold of having issued 50,000 electronic class and statutory certificates, with more than 6,000 vessels of the classed fleet now trading with one or more digital certificates.
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