Tag: <span>ClassNK</span>

ClassNK unfolds Digital Grand Design for sustainability
Post

ClassNK unfolds Digital Grand Design for sustainability

ClassNK recently unveiled its Digital Grand Design to express the pivotal role it expects digital technology to play not only in making the industry more efficient but also in meeting United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for a ‘better and more sustainable future for all’ by 2030. Last month, the Society followed through with the...

ClassNK grants first Digital Smart Ship notation for LNG-fuelled PCTC
Post

ClassNK grants first Digital Smart Ship notation for LNG-fuelled PCTC

ClassNK has granted its Digital Smart Ship (DSS) notation for Sakura Leader, a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled pure car truck carrier (PCTC) which was ordered to Shin Kurushima Dockyard by NYK Line. The vessel is marked with the first DSS on its notation in ClassNK’s registry. As a part of the society’s new initiative, Innovation...

ClassNK verifies IINO LINES’ GHG assertion
Post

ClassNK verifies IINO LINES’ GHG assertion

Classification Society ClassNK has conducted the third-party verification with a reasonable level of assurance for a greenhouse gas (GHG) assertion of IINO KAIUN KAISHA and group companies, and issued a verification statement. As actions against climate change has increased the importance as criteria for corporate evaluation, not a few companies are encouraged to disclose their...

Joint R&D starts for practical application of ammonia-fuelled tugboat
Post

Joint R&D starts for practical application of ammonia-fuelled tugboat

NYK, IHI Power Systems, and ClassNK have signed a joint research and development agreement to put the world’s first ammonia-fueled tugboat into practical use. With the entry into force of the Paris Agreement in 2016, global momentum for decarbonisation has increased, and reducing GHG emissions has become an issue in the shipping sector. Since carbon...

“K” Line leads vessel carbon capture project
Post

“K” Line leads vessel carbon capture project

“K” Line has announced plans to deploy a small-scale, marine-use demonstration plant for CO2 capture onboard a vessel and conduct research and development on compact facility design. The project is in collaboration with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and ClassNK and is supported by the Maritime Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). “K”...

Seawing kite system gets ClassNK approval
Post

Seawing kite system gets ClassNK approval

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” LINE) and AIRSEAS SAS have received an Approval in Principle (AIP) from ClassNK for their automated kite system Seawing. Seawing is a kite system which assists vessel propulsion by harnessing natural wind power through its dynamic flight. A simple switch launches or recovers the kite which unfolds, operates and refolds autonomously....

Trio start R&D for use of ammonia as marine fuel
Post

Trio start R&D for use of ammonia as marine fuel

NYK Line, Japan Marine United Corporation, and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) have signed a joint R&D agreement for the commercialisation of an ammonia-fuelled ammonia gas carrier (AFAGC). The vessel would use ammonia as the main fuel, in addition to an ammonia floating storage and regasification barge (A-FSRB). As carbon dioxide (CO2) is not emitted when...

Towards autonomous shipping: social acceptance and regulatory hurdles
Post

Towards autonomous shipping: social acceptance and regulatory hurdles

The maritime industry’s progress towards autonomous shipping will largely depend on social acceptance and regulatory developments, says ABB Marine and Ports’ Capt. Eero Lehtovaara. In a discussion on shipping’s automation, Inmarsat, One Sea and ClassNK weigh in on what autonomous shipping means for the maritime industry. Humans in the loop   Capt. Eero Lehtovaara, head...

Nine Japanese companies come together to launch carbon recycling working group
Post

Nine Japanese companies come together to launch carbon recycling working group

Nine Japanese companies have joined together to start the ship carbon recycling Working Group (WG) formed within Japan’s Carbon Capture & Reuse (CCR) Study Group. Participating members are EX Research Institute, Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Japan Marine United Corporation, JFE Steel Corporation, JGC Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), Nippon Steel Corporation, and Sanoyas...

ClassNK examines approval process for 3D models in shipbuilding
Post

ClassNK examines approval process for 3D models in shipbuilding

ClassNK, Japan Marine United (JMU), and NAPA have completed a joint feasibility study on 3D model based plan approval using 3D CAD models as part of their technical investigation project. Shipbuilding designs are gradually transitioning from 2D drawings to those designed with 3D CAD software. Classification societies, whose plan approvals are currently based mostly on...

ClassNK releases CBM Guidelines
Post

ClassNK releases CBM Guidelines

ClassNK has released its CBM Guidelines that explain the revised rules for using Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) in class surveys to promote the use of CBM technology. Condition based maintenance, a method for monitoring the operating state of equipment, diagnosing the state of said equipment based upon the information obtained from such monitoring, and then...