Leading Class Society Marks Historic Milestone Once Again
Tokyo – ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has announced that its register surpassed the 8000 ship milestone, totaling 8036 ships of 206, 927, 557 gross tons as of the end of August 2012. The Society’s register topped 6000 ships in 1989 and reached 7000 in 2008. With the total number of registered ships topping 8000 vessels this August, more than 1000 ships have been added to the ClassNK Register in just the past 4 years alone.
According to IHS Fairplay data, ClassNK is not only the leading classification society for bulk carriers with nearly three times as many bulk carriers on it register as the next IACS member society, but is also the leading class society in IACS for tankers and second for container carriers in terms of ship numbers.
In addition to newly built vessels, the large number of vessels transferred from other classification societies has propelled ClassNK’s rapid growth in recent years, and ClassNK remains dedicated to continual improvement of its services to maintain the strong support and trust it has earned from the maritime industry.