ABS Taiwan Committee leads industry discussion on fuel options for 2020 and beyond
The annual ABS Taiwan Regional Committee gathered industry leaders to discuss global challenges facing the maritime sector. The group heard strategies to meet the IMO 2020 Sulfur Cap, as well as a look ahead to 2030, when vessel data will play a significant role in compliance management, ABS said in its press release.
ABS presented its innovative work with industry partners on digital technologies, designed to improve delivery of classification services for clients. The agenda included an update on ABS’ groundbreaking work in the Cyber Safety arena.
The committee also heard about the industry-leading safety milestone ABS accomplished in 2017, reaching one year without a work-related lost-time incident, highlighting its global focus on safety and its mission.
Committee meetings are a forum for ABS members, owners, operators, charterers, and representatives from flag administrations, owner associations, the shipbuilding and insurance sectors, to engage with ABS leaders and discuss industry issues and advances.
ABS is the largest classification organization in Taiwan, with 33% of the Taiwanese fleet and a 30% orderbook share. ABS is currently supporting the delivery of a wide range of unique designs incorporating new technology, including container vessels, VLCCs, gas carriers, FSRUs and FLNGs.
ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.