Classification Society ABS announced the development of a new software that simplifies analysis of container lashing arrangements, in order to improve safety on containerships.
The company has also launched the “ABS Guide for Certification of Container Securing Systems (Lashing Guide)” which specifies a new non-linear lashing analysis procedure.
ABS CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki, said that these two items could change containership sector: “This is a game changer for safety and operational performance in the containership sector… Investing in technology that improves safety is a priority at ABS as we continuously improve the ways we support our mission to promote a safer and more reliable shipping industry.”
ABS C-LASH software was developed and refined over two years in close cooperation with owners, shipyards and lashing system designers. Compared to traditional formulas, this unique solution has a new and innovative methodology in the container lashing analysis that will help owners and operators to make smarter decisions on container loads and make improvements in their current onboard arrangements.
Additionally, the ABS guide helps users evaluate mixed, external and internal lashings at multiple tiers and multiple lashing points, twistlock gaps in both vertical and horizontal directions and the effect of lashing bridge flexibility. This will help owners and operators to be informed at the time of making a decision related to cargo distribution and lashing arrangements.
To get more information about the “ABS Guide for Certification of Container Securing Systems” and the ABS C-LASH software, go to www.eagle.org.
Founded in 1862, ABS is a leading international classification society devoted to promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine and offshore assets.