IACS 2021 Annual Review published

IACS is pleased to announce that the 2021 IACS Annual Review is now available to download from our website at https://iacs.org.uk/about/iacs-annual-review/.

This year's Annual Review includes a broad range of articles on IACS’ work in 2021 including on the continuous support provided to industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, Safe Decarbonisation, Remote Survey and Cyber Resilience. In addition, there are also in-depth technical articles on Buckling Strength Updates and innovations in the materials used for ship construction along with updates on Quality and Safety with commentary on the positive movement on IQARB and remote audit standards. Further topics include updates on IACS’ international and inter-industry relations including how IACS has been able to adapt and progress with work at the IMO and at various industry meetings.

The Annual Review also includes details of all the new, updated, and deleted IACS Resolutions in 2021, as well as information on IACS's considerable contributions to IMO and our 'Class Report,' which contains data on the IACS fleet.

Please do not hesitate to contact IACS Permanent Secretariat at permsec@iacs.org.uk if you would like a hard copy of the 2021 Annual Review.

Contact: Robert Ashdown, IACS Secretary General
E: robertashdown@iacs.org.uk T: +44 (0) 20 7976 0660
International Association of Classification Societies
Permanent Secretariat 4 Matthew Parker Street, London, England SW1H 9NP
E: permsec@iacs.org.uk T: +44 (0)20 7976 0660

 Notes to Editors:

  1. Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) makes a unique contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance verification and research and development. More than 90% of the world’s cargo carrying tonnage is covered by the classification design, construction and through-life compliance Rules and standards set by the twelve Member Societies of IACS. 
  1. The Russian Maritime Register of Shipping’s (RS) membership was withdrawn on 11 March 2022 and RS is no longer a Member of IACS. This Annual Review is an overview of IACS’s activities in 2021 including RS’s contribution. 
  1. More information on the work IACS has undertaken in response to the COVID19 pandemic can be found on our dedicated webpage https://iacs.org.uk/covid-19/ 
  1. More information about IACS can be found by visiting iacs.org.uk and in our Annual Review available online at https://www.iacs.org.uk/about/iacs-annual-review/

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