Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Press Releases

ClassNK grants its first Remote Survey (RMSV) notation for PCC ORCA ACE

Press Release – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has granted its Remote Survey (RMSV) notation for ORCA ACE, PCC operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and managed by MOL Ship...

February 24, 2021
Total Views: 48

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Press Releases

“K” LINE to expand sharing of ship operation data to enhance utilization of big data in the maritime industry

Press Release – Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) and Ship Data Center Co., Ltd. (ShipDC) have agreed to share operation data of all “K” LINE fleet equipped with “Kawasaki...

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 181

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Press Releases

ClassNK certifies “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions” as its first Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions

Press Release – Leading Classification Society ClassNK certified “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions”, jointly developed by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group, as its first Innovation...

January 14, 2021
Total Views: 78

Monday, January 4, 2021
Press Releases

ClassNK releases Guideline for Survey and Facilities/Equipment of LNG Bunkering Ships

Press Release – Leading Classification Society ClassNK released its Guideline for Survey and Facilities/Equipment of LNG Bunkering Ships, which outline the additional safety requirements of liquefied gas carriers that supply...

January 4, 2021
Total Views: 215

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Press Releases

e5 Lab and ClassNK sign joint research agreement on cyber security

e5 Lab Inc. (hereinafter, e5 Lab) and ClassNK have signed a joint research agreement on cyber security. For their first joint research project, they will conduct a proof of concept...

December 15, 2020
Total Views: 111

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Press Releases

ClassNK has granted its first “Digital Smart Ship(DSS)” notation for LNG-fueled PCTC “SAKURA LEADER”

Press Release – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has granted its “Digital Smart Ship(DSS)” notation for “SAKURA LEADER”, LNG-fueled PCTC which was ordered to Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co. Ltd. by NYK...

October 28, 2020
Total Views: 33

Friday, September 11, 2020
Press Releases

ClassNK conducted the third-party verification with a reasonable level of assurance for IINO LINES’ GHG assertion

Press Release – Tokyo – Leading Classification Society ClassNK conducted the third-party verification with a reasonable level of assurance for a GHG assertion of IINO KAIUN KAISHA LTD.(“IINO LINES”) and...

September 11, 2020
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Press Releases

ClassNK grants AIP to “K” Line and Airseas for their Seawing kite system

Press Release – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) based on its “Guidelines for Wind-Assisted Propulsion Systems for Ships” and related regulations to Kawasaki Kisen...

August 19, 2020
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Maritime News

ClassNK Certifies Bangladesh Ship Recycling Yard with Hong Kong Convention Compliance

Tokyo-based classification society ClassNK has issued a Statement of Compliance to a ship recycling facility in Chittagong, Bangladesh, verifying that the yard is in line with Hong Kong Convention for...

January 15, 2020
Total Views: 44

Thursday, December 20, 2018
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Maritime News

Test of Class Survey Using Drones Demonstrated in Japan

Japanese shipping line Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has participated in a demonstration test of ship class survey using aerial drones to inspect an MOL-operated coal carrier in service. The survey was...

December 20, 2018
Total Views: 21

Thursday, July 5, 2018
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Maritime News

200,000 DWT LNG-Powered Bulk Carrier Design Granted Class Approval

Tokyo-based classification society has granted Approval in Principle to NYK Line and Japan Marine United for their joint project on the concept design of an LNG-fueled 200,000 dwt bulk carrier....

July 5, 2018
Total Views: 7

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Press Releases

ClassNK releases updates to Good Maintenance Onboard Ships

Leading classification society ClassNK has just released the latest version of Good Maintenance Onboard Ships (October, 2017). The comprehensive checklist is designed to be used by shipmasters, crew, shipowners, and...

November 2, 2017
Total Views: 14

Friday, March 11, 2016
Maritime News

ClassNK Strengthens U.S. Services with Coast Guard ACP Authorization

Japanese classification society ClassNK has received U.S. Coast Guard authorization to participate in the Coast Guard’s Alternate Compliance Program (ACP), providing U.S.-flagged shipowners and operators more flexibility when it comes...

March 11, 2016
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Maritime News

ClassNK Releases New Guidance for Large Containerships Following MOL Comfort Loss

International classification society ClassNK has released new guidance for large containerships more than two years after the loss of the MOL Comfort in the Indian Ocean in June 2013. The...

November 25, 2015
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
bulk carrier
Maritime News

ClassNK Approves LNG-Fueled Bulk Carrier Design

Tokyo-based international classification society ClassNK has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to a 98,000 DWT bulk carrier fueled by LNG. The concept design was developed by Maritime Innovation Japan Corporation....

November 18, 2015
Total Views: 2

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Maritime News

Working at the Forefront of Global Maritime R&D in Singapore

ClassNK’s new Global Research and Innovation Center (GRIC) in Singapore is the Tokyo-based class society’s first research center outside Japan, and it represents a milestone in the continuing global expansion...

May 7, 2015
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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Maritime News

SMS: Making Light Work of Maritime Safety Compliance

New technology is and will continue to be offered as the answer to many of shipping’s safety and environmental challenges – including training. At the same time, shipping’s audit trail...

March 24, 2015
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Maritime News

ClassNK Retakes Top Classification Spot

International classification society ClassNK has retaken the top spot as the world’s largest classification society. ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda released their 2014 registration statistics during its annual Japanese...

March 17, 2015
Total Views: 1

Thursday, January 29, 2015

ClassNK’s New Tonnage Tops 20 Million Again in 2014

International classification society ClassNK has announced its fourth straight year registering new tonnage in excess of 20 million gt in 2014, with 833 new vessels for a combined total of 21,466,272 gt.

January 29, 2015
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Maritime News

ClassNK invests in the Wind Energy Institute of Tokyo

Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has further strengthened its renewable energy activities by agreeing to form a capital alliance with the Wind Energy Institute...

January 28, 2015
Total Views: 6