Tag: <span>ClassNK</span>

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.6.0.0, 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 amendments based on feedback from the industry. Additional...

Concept design and engineering completed for first pure electric tanker
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Concept design and engineering completed for first pure electric tanker

Asahi Tanker and partner Exeno-Yamamizu Corporation Tokyo have jointly developed a new domestic shipping tanker design with zero-emission electric propulsion. The vessel design and related project infrastructure development will be known as ‘e5’ which captures five core elements of sustainable shipping, including: Electrification – The ship will use electricity as its core energy source by adopting...

Hong Kong updates fuel reporting requirements
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Hong Kong updates fuel reporting requirements

ClassNK has released a technical notice that details the reporting requirements on sulphur emissions for vessels berthing in Hong Kong waters. Currently, vessels are required to use fuel oils with a sulphur content of no more than 0.5 per cent, liquefied natural gas, or other fuels approved by the Hong Kong authorities. This excludes the...

EMP and ClassNK collaborate for design approval of wind and solar power solution
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EMP and ClassNK collaborate for design approval of wind and solar power solution

Eco Marine Power (EMP) has begun collaboration with ClassNK to confirm design requirements and issues related to sea trials of its EnergySail wind and solar power solution for ships. EnergySail is a rigid sail device developed by EMP. The EnergySail is part of EMP’s Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy solution, which consists of an integrated system...

ONE joins ClassNK ISO14001 certification registry
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ONE joins ClassNK ISO14001 certification registry

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has been added to ClassNK’s registry of ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS) certification. ClassNK was assigned as the certification body for the construction of ONE’s EMS. The initial audit process was completed in October 2018. Mr. Koichi Fujiwara, president and CEO of ClassNK commented: “Responding to ONE’s strong commitment to ensure...

ClassNK launches software to analyse ship speed
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ClassNK launches software to analyse ship speed

ClassNK has released PrimeShip-GREEN/ProSTA ver.ITTC, a software solution that calculates and analyses a ship’s speed for the energy efficiency design index (EEDI). The software is in compliance with the latest International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) 2017 Guidelines (ITTC Recommended Procedures and Guidelines 7.5-04-01-01.1, Preparation, Conduct and Analysis of Speed/Power Trials; 2017) for EEDI verification. The...

ClassNK stores IMO GBS ship construction files
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ClassNK stores IMO GBS ship construction files

ClassNK Archive Center (NKAC) has stored the first Ship Construction Files (SCF) complying with IMO Global Based Standards (GBS) for the NACKS-built 311,000 DWT VLCC, managed by MOL Tankship Management (Asia). The SCF provides information on vessel design and construction, needed to improve the safety of a vessel throughout its entire operational life. Information on...

ClassNK releases IMO DCS service
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ClassNK releases IMO DCS service

ClassNK has released ClassNK MRV Portal (IMO DCS), a software service to help operators report, monitor, and verify their ships’ CO2 emissions in line with the International Maritime Organization’s Data Collection System (IMO DCS) regulations that will come into effect in 2019. The IMO DCS regulations require all globally operating ships over 5,000GT to collect...

ClassNK urges early installation of BWTS
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ClassNK urges early installation of BWTS

ClassNK has urged ships to fit ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) as soon as possible to avoid difficulties with installation and compliance with the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention). Many of the classification society’s ships are due for installation of BWTS in the year 2022. The deadlines for installation of BWTS are spread between...

ClassNK launches tool to improve PSC performance
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ClassNK launches tool to improve PSC performance

ClassNK has released PrimeShip-PSC Intelligence software to help shipping companies improve their Port State Control (PSC) performance. The software is provided free of charge to ClassNK customers and is based on the database of PSC reports inputted by ship managers, shipowners, and ClassNK. The tool allows users to view PSC findings and view trends across...

RIMS receives ClassNK approval for use of drones in enclosed spaces
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RIMS receives ClassNK approval for use of drones in enclosed spaces

Robotics in Maintenance Strategies (RIMS) has received approval from ClassNK for the use of remote inspection techniques (drones) in enclosed spaces. The certification by classification societies for the use of drones during surveys of enclosed spaces enables shipowners and managers to choose remote inspection techniques for ship inspections, if they wish to do so. Using...

ClassNK publishes 2nd edition Guidelines for LGCs
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ClassNK publishes 2nd edition Guidelines for LGCs

ClassNK has released a second edition of its Guidelines for Liquefied Gas Carrier Structures (LGCs) – Independent Prismatic Tanks. The Guidelines specify the technical requirements specifically related to the structural strength assessments of liquefied gas carriers by using direct calculation. The Guidelines take into account the complex interaction of loads between hull structures and cargo...