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ABS hosts nearly 100 free seminars every year on the industry's most relevant topics. Ranging from environmental and regulatory updates, to the challenges of operating in harsh environments and asset-specific operational issues, these seminars will keep you informed.

ABS is currently hosting the following seminars. Select more details to see a seminar is being scheduled near you. Online registration also accepted.

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Energy Efficiency and Vessel Performance Seminar
The seminar will address topics of importance to the maritime industry including energy efficiency strategies for new and existing vessels, fuel efficient operations and effective performance monitoring and management.
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Energy Efficiency Seminar
This seminar will address energy efficiency through both design and operational considerations. Senior representatives from the ABS Operational and Environmental Performance (OEP) department will discuss the current trends in design evaluation for newbuilds and existing vessels as well as the opportunities for increasing energy efficiency through vessel operations.
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Offshore Support Vessels Seminar
This seminar will provide an overview of the newly developed Rules for Building and Classing Offshore Support Vessels (OSV Rules). A review of classification requirements, regulatory developments and design trends will be provided. The ABS Guide for Dynamic Positioning Systems will also be covered.
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Offshore Support Vessels & Regulatory Updates Seminar
This seminar will provide an overview of the Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs) Guide with a briefing on the Special Purpose Ship (SPS) Code and the ABS Guide for Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems for Gas Fueled Ships. A regulatory update on the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) and Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention will be provided. Using LNG as a fuel and dual fuel and retrofitting of existing fossil fuel engines will also be discussed.
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Technology Challenges: What Happens Next Seminar
This seminar will discuss Rule updates in shaft alignment and lateral vibration analysis, LNG as a fuel (including dual fuel engines and LNG bunkering) and electric propulsion. An update on current ABS Technology initatives will be provided. Findings and experiment presentations from joint project applications with the National Technical University of Athens and NCSR Demokritos will be covered.
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