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

Japanese R&D project aims to speed development of ammonia fueling

With growing interest in ammonia as a carbon-free future marine fuel, NYK Line, shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corporation, and ClassNK have signed a joint R&D agreement on the commercialization of an ammonia

ClassNK joins maritime cyber risk management group MTS-ISAC

ClassNK has joined the Maritime Transportation System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MTS-ISAC). Set up in February this year, MTS-ISAC promotes and facilitates maritime cybersecurity information sharing, awareness, training and collaboration efforts

ClassNK lists flag state guidances on COVID-19

ClassNK says that in response to the spread of COVID-19, it has been making every effort to provide support to all those who may miss due dates for surveys/audits due to force

Imabari wins ClassNK AiP for Cape size LPG dual fueled bulker

Classification society ClassNK has granted Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. an Approval in Principle for its concept design of a 180,000 DWT LPG dual fueled bulk carrier developed in cooperation with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding

ClassNK releases amendments to class rules

Classification society ClassNK reports that it released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships on December 27, 2019. The society constantly revises its Rules and

ClassNK Technical Journal launched

ClassNK has released the first issue of its new ClassNK Technical Journal, a comprehensive technical publication that supersedes the previous ClassNK Technical Bulletin. The first issue of the new journal focuses on

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