David Nix Associates and The American Bureau of Shipping take regulatory data to the next level with a new industry-leading web app

Houston, TX. November 3, 2022

In an industry first, David Nix Associates partnered with the American Bureau of Shipping to develop a new set of online tools and an easy-to-search database of the latest regulatory requirements impacting vessel design, construction and operations.

The ABS Regulatory World Map (pictured) allows a client to quickly find applicable regional, national and port-specific requirements and incentives before entering a port. Requirements include air emissions, vessel discharges, ballast water, biofouling, ship recycling, onshore power supply, special reporting and certification and Port State Control concentrated inspection campaigns.

The ABS Regulatory Tracker is designed to simplify the process of staying up-to-date with International Maritime Organization requirements. For vessel designers, shipyards, owners and operators, this tool features a reliable and intuitive way to quickly identify upcoming regulations that might affect new designs or retroactively impact existing vessels.

Stamatis Fradelos, ABS Vice President, Regulatory Affairs commented: “The regulatory landscape is a complex environment with many layers and details. We know it is difficult to stay updated on these policies, so we developed these new apps for ABS MyFreedom with capabilities to make information sharing easier for our clients.”

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