Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – has opened a new ICT (information communications technology) Center to dramatically enhance the application of advanced information and ICT across the maritime and ship classification industries.

Effective 7 March 2016, Dr. Toshiyuki Shigemi has been appointed as Executive Vice President as well as Executive Director of ClassNK. Yasushi Nakamura has stepped down as Senior Executive Vice President, and has been appointed as an Advisor to the Society.

Bureau Veritas has gained accreditation from United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS), in their pilot scheme, to carry out assessments and verifications for compliance with the European Union’s Maritime Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU MRV) regulation.

After undergoing extensive assessments, leading classification society ClassNK has become one of the world’s first classification societies to receive accreditation from the UK-based national accreditation body UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) as an EU MRV verifier, effective as of 1 March 2017.

The Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) has opened a new head office in one of the world’s most competitive shipping markets in Piraeus, Greece, as part of the expansion plans; the new office will complement the US Houston, Texas offices.

ClassNK has just released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.4.0.0., developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT).

ABS, the leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, has published the ABS Guide for Habitability of Industrial Personnel on Accommodation Vessels. This industry-leading Guide establishes criteria for improving the living environment and ambient environment on board accommodation vessels.

Leading classification society ClassNK has opened new exclusive survey offices Izmir and Mersin, both in Turkey with operations beginning 1 January 2017.

تعتزم هيئة السلامة البحرية التابعة لوزارة النقل، الدخول فى شراكة مع 6 شركات خاصة؛ لتأسيس شركة جديدة، تعمل فى نشاط تصنيف السفن.

Leading classification society ClassNK has released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships on 27 December 2016.

The Bulletin Panama reported that a report by KPMG, commissioned by the Department for Transport, recommends that the Ship Register become a “govco”, a privately held state-owned company that is subject to government oversight but has more commercial freedoms, including over employment terms.

عقد مجلس إدارة الهيئة الاتحادية للمواصلات البرية والبحرية في الإمارات، أمس، اجتماعه الخامس لهذا العام برئاسة معالي الدكتور عبدالله بن محمد بلحيف النعيمي وزير تطوير البنية التحتية رئيس مجلس إدارة الهيئة، بحضور أعضاء المجلس وذلك في مقر وزارة تطوير البنية التحتية في أبوظبي.

Leading classification society ClassNK has released the ARRIVAL CHECKLIST for PSC, the preparatory checklist mobile app for PSC inspections.

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has obtained authorisation to act as ‘Recognised Organisation’ (RO), to carry out statutory survey, audit and certification on behalf of Nigeria, Oman and Lebanon flag states.

ClassNK picked up the Environmental Protection Award for its activities at the IBJ Awards held on 21 November. This award recognizes organizations that have made significant contributions to reducing marine pollution.

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