NYK starts research aimed at manned autonomous vessels

Japan’s NYK Group has reached joint research agreements aimed at developing advanced condition-based maintenance (CBM) management processes for ship machinery, and has started verification of data during actual ship operations. Machinery plant

MOL to study installation of a hard sail on a coal carrier

File this one under “why bother?” Or under “every little helps.” Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. are moving ahead with a joint study on installation of

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ClassNK gives crew members guidance on IMO 2020 fuel change-over

A booklet for ship crew members just released by classification society ClassNK outlines the potential risks facing seafarers responsible for operations in the change-over from conventional fuels to fuels compliant with IMO

MOL looks at synthetic methanol as a future fuel

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) is looking at synthetic methane as a fuel offering a possible path to meeting IMO GHG reduction targets. The Japanese shipping giant has joined the Carbon Capture

ClassNK releases guidelines on low-flashpoint fuels

Classification society ClassNK has released Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels (Methyl/Ethyl Alcohol / LPG). ClassNK notes that stricter environmental regulations are being enforced. It says that, in theory, ships using alternative

ClassNK releases cyber security guidance

Classification society ClassNK has released its Cyber Security Management System for Ships, providing guidance on ensuring, implementing, maintaining, and continuously improving the cyber security management system of companies and ships with the

ClassNK spells out its basic approach to cyber security

Classification society ClassNK has outlined its basic approach to ensuring onboard cyber security for ships in the ClassNK Cyber Security Approach, released alongside its Guidelines for Designing Cyber Security Onboard Ships for

ClassNK names Hiroaki Sakashita as Senior EVP

Mr. Hiroaki Sakashita has been appointed as Senior Executive Vice President as well as Executive Director of ClassNK, overseeing the classification society’s expansion of its business portfolio and digital transformation. Mr. Sakashita

ClassNK releases latest amendments to its Rules

DECEMBER 28, 2018 — Classification society ClassNK released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships on December 25 ClassNK is constantly revising its Rules and

ClassNK Consulting partners with Carbon Trust

DECEMBER 6, 2018 —The Carbon Trust and ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd. have agreed to develop a commercial partnership offering climate change and sustainability services. The partnership will initially explore opportunities to