• ClassNK entrusted by anchor ship partners with...

    Leading Classification Society ClassNK has been entrusted by Anchor Ship Partners Co., Ltd. for the evaluation of CO2 emissions of ships under its impact investment fund of JPY600 billion (USD5.5 billion), Anchor No.5 Ship Investment Fund.

  • ClassNK issues Approval in Principle (AiP) for...

    Leading Classification Society ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd for the design of a cargo containment system (CCS) of the world’s largest capacity (40,000 m3 class per tank) developed for use on a large liquefied hydrogen carrier.


  • ClassNK certifies Alpha Ori’s AssetAI as...

    Leading Classification Society ClassNK has certified AssetAI, developed by Alpha Ori, as Innovation Endorsement*1 for Products & Solutions, under its certification service for innovative technologies.


  • China Classification Society grows bulk carrier...

    China Classification Society (CCS) has been named as the best performing International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) member for having the lowest DPI (Deficiency per Inspection Ratio) for bulk carriers.


  • Panama Maritime Authority approves Indian...

    Leading flag administration, Panama Maritime Authority has authorised Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), an international ship classification society, to conduct specific surveys through remote inspection techniques.

  • Wartsila cargo containment system for liquid CO2...

    Carbon capture and storage is one of the most hotly debated technologies that is drawing extensive attention as regulators and industry look for ways to achieve carbon neutrality. While scientists believe it would be possible to store carbon under the oceans in abandon wells and other locations, the challenge remains to transport large quantity of carbon to make the carbon capture and storage a viable option. 



OneOcean’s LogCentral Gains Lloyd’s Register Classification Approval

OneOcean, the global leader in compliance and navigation services for the maritime industry, is pleased to announce that its digital logbook solution, LogCentral, has now been officially certified by Lloyd’s Register. This approval paves the way for LogCentral to gain acceptance from the remaining flag states that required this step from a classification society. LogCentral has already become widely accepted across many flag states around the world, providing a simple, standardised, and efficient means of record-keeping.


Tank design for LNG conversion of existing ships receives DNV AiP

A new design concept to permit the conversion of crude oil tankers and bulkers to operate on LNG gained a key preliminary class approval, providing shipowners a near-term path to meet pending fuel regulations and the growing market pressures to reduce emissions. While so far only a few ships have been retrofitted to use LNG, UK-based Newport Shipping believes its concept can provide a cost-effective solution to make LNG retrofits more financially attractive.


Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex deckhouse solutions now have design approval from DNV

DNV has issued a Type Approval Design Certificate for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex deckhouse solutions. This is a major achievement, representing the first design approval for the installation of ballast water treatment systems on the weather deck. For customers and system integrators, it will mean time and money saved in the final approval process on board.


DNV awards ICT AiP for new liquid hydrogen membrane containment system

DNV, the world’s leading classification society, has awarded IC Technology (ICT) an Approval in Principle (AiP) for its new liquid hydrogen membrane type containment system. Hydrogen is emerging as a key to enabling the energy transition, in particular as a store for surplus renewable energy and a way to couple the renewable power sector to other more power-dense sectors, according to DNV's release.


Class societies and flags launch forum on regulatory transformation

Seven of the leading flag states and classification societies are joining together to launch a new collaboration focused on supporting the maritime industry’s transition to decarbonization and adoption of new digital technologies. Known as the Maritime Technologies Forum (MTF), its goal is to provide technical and regulatory research, expertise, and leadership to assist the shipping sector and its regulators to bridge the gap between technical knowledge and regulatory process.