In July 2020, to promote the spread and development of innovative technologies, the Society launched Innovation Endorsement as the swift certification service in cooperation with technological front runners to establish appropriate evaluation criteria.
ClassNK has been analyzing the retrofitting status of ballast water management systems (BWMS) on its registered ships periodically since 2018.
ClassNK released its Guideline for Survey and Facilities/Equipment of LNG Bunkering Ships, which outlines the additional safety requirements of liquefied gas carriers that supply LNG fuel at sea.
ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd. (NKCS) has launched the service to support ship management companies in complying with ISM requirements for cybersecurity.
e5 Lab and ClassNK have signed a joint research agreement on cybersecurity. For their first joint research project, they will conduct a PoC on “Marindows”, a comprehensive digital platform for ships being developed by e5 Lab.
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 Line.
The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has approved the Companies’ participation in a demonstration project for the commercialization of high-power FC vessels.
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding is working in cooperation with “K” Line and ClassNK, to conduct test operations and measurements for a small scale ship-based CO2 capture demonstration plant.
ClassNK released its “Guidelines for Digital Smart Ship” which stipulates the procedures for class notations for ships with advanced digital technology.