Classification

Leading classification society ClassNK released a new longitudinal strength assessments software “PrimeShip-HULL(Rules)/PartC15” as part of its prescriptive calculation suite “PrimeShip-HULL(Rules)”.

Leading classification society ClassNK will commence operation of the world’s first comprehensive electronic certificate service for classification and statutory certificates from 15 June 2017. The service, ClassNK e-Certificate, will first be made available to Liberian-flagged vessels on the ClassNK register exclusively.

Leading classification society ClassNK has released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships on 1 June 2017.

ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd*1 just launched a support service for setting up an EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of CO2) Monitoring Plan (MP) in compliance with the EU MRV regulation.

It is important to understand the properties of bunker fuel oil in order to ensure the safety of vessels and to prevent equipment failure. NKCS’s Bunker Fuel Oil Analysis Service provides an oil analysis report for the properties of bunker fuel oil based on the ISO8217 Standard with advice such as oil heating and purification.

Leading classification ClassNK’s subsidiary, ClassNK Consulting Service (NKCS) has officially launched its Bunker Fuel Oil Analysis Service.

The classification society Bureau Veritas has launched Veristar AIM 3D, an asset integrity management system based on technology partner Dassault Systems’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Leading classification society ClassNK has received authorization from the Liberian Registry to provide Liberian flagged vessels with electronic certificates for statutory surveys. ClassNK is the world’s first classification society to be authorized by the Liberian Registry to issue certificates in electronic form.

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of the leading classification society, ClassNK, has become an accredited Certification Body. The accreditation was granted by the UK national accreditation body UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service).

Leading classification society ClassNK has teamed up with major industry players to showcase the latest research and technological developments in the gas sector at Gastech 2017 taking place on 4-7 April in Makuhari Messe, Japan.

The Liberian Registry announced that has passed the historic milestone of 150 million gross tons, confirming its position as the second largest ship registry in the world, behind Panama, in terms of numbers of ships and gross tonnage.

The Panama Maritime Authority informs that ship-owners and ship-operators are able to upload the Ship’s BWMP online, from March 15, 2017. The BWMP will be approved electronically and electronic copy should be placed on board, and available for inspection at all times.

Leading classification society ClassNK has issued EGCSR-F (Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Ready Full) notations to nine ships operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. This notification signifies that the ship fulfills requirement for SOx scrubber retrofitting.

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.

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