ABS convenes, Meet to discuss latest developments in digitalization and sustainability strategies
Maritime industry leaders recently came together to discuss the latest advances in sustainability and digital classification, regulatory developments, and market trends at the annual ABS convenes (American Bureau of Shipping) Middle East Regional Committee Meeting.
“As a leader in classification in the Middle East, our committee includes the diverse expertise of many knowledgeable stakeholders, which is a powerful resource to focus on regulatory and technological challenges,” noted Vassilios Kroustallis, ABS Vice President, Global Business Development.
Kroustallis delivered a strong report card of ABS fleet safety performance underscoring ABS’ focus on safety and its mission. The members also heard how the ABS-classed fleet had grown to 277mn gross tons and secured the number one position in global orderbook share.
“ABS and ADNOC Logistics and Services have been developing their partnership in both new construction projects and decarbonization, with the recent delivery of the ABS-classed VLGC ‘Al Ain’ from Jiangnan Shipyard, China, and the award of ADNOC L&S Fleet Decarbonization Strategy project,” stated Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi, ADNOC L&S CEO and Chairman, ABS Middle East Regional Committee.
The Committee meetings are a forum for ABS members, including owners, operators, charterers, and industry representatives from flag Administrations, owner associations, and the shipbuilding and insurance sectors, to come together with ABS leaders and discuss industry issues and developments.