A new set of online tools and a database of the latest regulatory requirements impacting vessel design, construction and operations has been introduced by ABS, accessible through its client portal, ABS MyFreedom.
The ABS Regulatory World Map allows users to 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 supplementary ABS Regulatory Tracker is designed to simplify the process of staying up to date with IMO requirements, providing vessel designers, shipyards, owners and operators with a tool to identify upcoming regulations that might affect new designs or retroactively impact existing vessels.
“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,” said Stamatis Fradelos, ABS Vice President, Regulatory Affairs.