Classification News


AiP for Ammonia Floating Storage and Regasification Barge (A-FSRB)

Jan 05, 2023

ClassNK issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for an ammonia floating storage and regasification barge (A-FSRB) jointly developed by NYK Line, Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd. (NSY), and IHI Corporation (IHI), reportedly the world's first AiP for A-FSRBs handling ammonia as cargo.Ammonia, which does not emit CO2 during combustion, has attracted attention for its use in thermal power plants and other applications as a potential fuel for decarbonization…

Marlink, BV Partner to Promote Digital Integration, Connectivity

Jun 21, 2022

Marlink and Bureau Veritas (BV) signed an agreement to accelerate the delivery of cyber-secure digital tools and safety services in the maritime industry. The agreement links Marlink’s smart hybrid connectivity with the remote digital and safety services provided by BV…

Capital Ship Management Signs On to Deploy ABS' My Digital Fleet

Jun 08, 2022

ABS and Capital Ship Management (Capital) signed an agreement to deploy ABS’ digitalization and decarbonization platform in support of Capital’s sustainability strategy.ABS My Digital Fleet is a configurable risk management platform, designed…

ClassNK Grants Certification to "K"Line Wind Service

Apr 25, 2022

ClassNK granted the Class C Innovation Endorsement Provider Certification for organizations to 'K'Line Wind Service, LTD., the specialized organization for offshore wind power under Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Group.ClassNK offers its third-party Innovation Endorsement 'Provider Certification'…

ClassNK Inks MOU with PowerX on Power ARK Project

Mar 10, 2022

ClassNK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PowerX, Inc. (PowerX) for a collaboration on the development of the Power Transfer Vessel (Power ARK).PowerX is carrying out a project of the first model of the Power ARK series, which…

ClassNK to Make Electronic Certificates, Reports Standard

Dec 20, 2021

ClassNK will make electronic certificates and reports issued for ships as standard service from January 30, 2022.ClassNK has been providing an environment in which documents can be used in electronic data upon request since the early 2000s for…

Tech File: OATECH Fish-Farming "Superyacht" Earns RINA AIP

Nov 23, 2021

A fish-farming superyacht developed by Ocean Ark Tech of Chile (OATECH) and its strategic ally, London-based Ocean Sovereign, is one step closer to delivering fish to market after winning a key approval from marine classification society, RINA…

SHI SVESSEL "Smart Ship" Design gets BV Cyber Secure AIP

Nov 12, 2021

Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd (SHI) received an Approval in Principle (AiP) for an LNG carrier design under Bureau Veritas’ (BV) Cyber Managed Prepared notation. The certificate was delivered to the Hyun Joe Kim, Vice President of SHI, by Christophe Capitant…

Interview: Hiroaki Sakashita, CEO, ClassNK

Oct 28, 2021

While the maritime industry faces a long ‘to do’ list for the coming three decades, Hiroaki Sakashita, CEO, ClassNK, sees decarbonization as the definitive trend that will most dramatically impact the design, construction and life-cycle operation of ships…

RINA Acquires Logimatic Solutions

Sep 01, 2021

RINA acquired the entire share capital of Logimatic Solutions, a Danish software company with a turnover of about 6 million Euros that will be fully integrated within the RINA Group. Its nearly 50 employees will continue in the current structure from its offices in Denmark…

DNV, Nakilat Team to Improve Vessel Software Quality

Aug 04, 2021

Nakilat, DNV, and a group of yards and system suppliers – ABB, Honeywell, Kongsberg and Wärtsilä + Hudong-Zhonghua – have teamed on a joint development project (JDP) to elevate software reliability and maintenance during operations. The JDP…

ClassNK Consulting Adds Cybersecurity Training Service

Jun 01, 2021

ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd. (NKCS) added a new course named 'Maritime Cyber Security Technical Course (Attack Method) for Responsible Officers in Land' for its e-learning cybersecurity training service.The service has been adopted by…

ClassNK Grants Its fFrst Remote Survey Notation

Feb 24, 2021

ClassNK granted its Remote Survey (RMSV) notation for ORCA ACE, PCC operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and managed by MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd. (MOLSHIP). This is the first vessel on ClassNK’s registry to be marked with RMSV notation…

DNV GL Advises ‘Mind the (Safety) Gap’ as Maritime Transforms

Feb 18, 2021

A new approach to safety is necessary along the maritime industry's rapid transition to a decarbonized, digitally smart future, says classification society DNV GL in a new white paper released this week, and as discussed on Maritime Reporter TV with Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen…

New Guidance Issues on Bulk Carrier Ventilation

Nov 25, 2020

Proper ventilation is essential to preventing damage to the cargo and to ensure the safety of the crew and vessel in bulk carriers. To provide ship’s masters and crew with an understanding of different ventilation requirements for bulk cargoes…

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