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NAPA, MOL and ClassNK to develop navigational risk monitoring system
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NAPA, MOL and ClassNK to develop navigational risk monitoring system

NAPA, ClassNK, and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) have announced that the software they have been collaborating on to intelligently monitor and mitigate grounding risks has been verified as successful in its proof-of-concept stage. Following the proof-of-concept stage, MOL, NAPA and ClassNK have agreed to the joint further development for a comprehensive navigational risk monitoring system....

ClassNK issues AiP for design of methanol dual-fueled tanker
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ClassNK issues AiP for design of methanol dual-fueled tanker

ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of a methanol dual-fueled tanker developed by Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering. The Society confirmed the design’s compliance with the IMO’s “Interim Guidelines for the Safety of Ships using Methyl/Ethyl Alcohol as fuels” published in December 2020, and the “Guidelines for Ships Using...

ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL software
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ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL software

ClassNK has released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.8.0.0 developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT). The new version incorporates the latest rule amendments to CSR BC & OT including the ones based on feedback from the industry....

ClassNK releases guideline for LNG bunkering vessels
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ClassNK releases guideline for LNG bunkering vessels

ClassNK has released its Guideline for Survey and Facilities/Equipment of LNG Bunkering Ships, which outline the additional safety requirements of liquefied gas carriers that supply LNG fuel at sea. The number of LNG-fuelled ships has been increasing in recent years as their CO2, SOx, and NOx emissions have a lower environmental load compared to ships...

ClassNK unfolds Digital Grand Design for sustainability
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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 verifies IINO LINES’ GHG assertion
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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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
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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...