VIDEO: LNG-fueled car carrier first newbuild with ClassNK remote survey notation

K-Line’s LNG-fueled car carrier Century Highway Green, recently completed by Imabari Shipbuilding’s Tadotsu Shipyard, has become the world’s first vessel to receive ClassNK’s Remote Survey (RMSV) notation on delivery. Version 2 of

ClassNK advises: Install BWMS early on

Shipowners waiting too long to install ballast water management systems (BWMS) by the deadline set by the IMO BWM convention may face problems. Classification society ClassNK has been periodically analyzing the retrofitting

ClassNK and e5 Lab in joint research agreement on cybersecurity

Can ships evolve at the speed that software evolves, rather than at the speed of hardware, as in the past? That’s one of the goals of Marindows, a comprehensive digital platform for

PODCAST: ClassNK’s Makiko Tani discusses cybersecurity on board ships

In this edition of Marine Log’s Listen Up! podcast, we talk with Makiko Tani, who is deputy manager of ClassNK’s cybersecurity team, about the society’s recently unveiled digital grand design. ClassNK, expects

ClassNK unfolds Digital Grand Design for sustainability

ClassNK’s Digital Grand Design frames its strategy for a more sustainable maritime industry. ClassNK recently unveiled its Digital Grand Design to express the pivotal role it expects digital technology to play not

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ClassNK grants first “Digital Smart Ship” notation

Delivered to NYK Line today by Shin Kurishima Dockyard, Sakura Leader is not only the first large LNG-fueled PCTC to be built in Japan, but the first ship to be granted ClassNK’s

IINO Lines receives ClassNK verification of its GHG assertion

Tokyo-headquartered IINO Kaiun Kaisha Ltd.(IINO Lines) has recently received third party verification of its GHG assertion from classification society ClassNK. A GHG assertion, according to the Washington, D.C., based GHG Management Institute,

Japanese companies plan to develop ammonia-fueled tugboat

Three Japanese companies have kicked off a joint development project that aims to put the world’s first ammonia-fueled tugboat into practical use. The same three companies—NYK Line, IHI Power Systems and ClassNK—worked

Japan to trial world’s first ship-based CO2 capture system

The idea of using on-board carbon capture to reduce CO2 emissions from ships is starting to move beyond the realms of theoretical speculation. A project backed by the Maritime Bureau of Japan’s

ClassNK releases “Digital Smart Ship” guidance

New “Guidelines for Digital Smart Ship” released by class society ClassNK set out the procedures to obtain new class notations for ships with advanced digital technology. The guidelines are part of the