ClassNK has announced an improved partnership with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) which is set to see the company benefit from a collaborative programme to support the professional development of staff, as well as raising profile within the marine sector.
The partnership will allow ClassNK’s employees to gain access to discounted products and services including IMarEST membership, accessing the IMarEST’s powerful online Virtual Library, events and conferences.
Abdul Rahim, ClassNK’s Regional Manager for Europe and Africa commented: “We have worked in partnership with the IMarEST for a number of years, and we are delighted to develop this enhanced programme that sees us support the professional development of our employees. The IMarEST is the leading maritime learned society, so getting involved with their technical programme is good for our employees.”
ClassNK provides classification and technical services to roughly 20% of the world’s commercial fleet.
Samantha Carter, Account Manager, Marine Partners for IMarEST added: “We are delighted to partner with ClassNK who are one of the largest Classification Societies. Their input and support for our technical programme is invaluable, and we are pleased to be supporting them with the professional development of staff.”
About the Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
The IMarEST is an international membership body and learned society for all marine professionals. It is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, marine scientists and marine technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. It is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership of over 16, 000 based in 128 countries.
Working with the global marine community, the IMarEST promotes the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide.
The IMarEST has a growing network of Corporate Marine Partners who benefit from a tailored programme to support each global organisation’s specific requirements. Packages provide companies with a competitive edge by investing in staff and supporting Initial and Continuous Professional Development, supporting local, national, or international promotional programmes, providing specialised recruitment solutions, accrediting training courses, creating exclusive online networking and collaborative working, developing bespoke networking events and providing company employees with access to one of the largest online knowledge resources – the IMarEST’s extensive Virtual Library.
The IMarEST is a respected authority in every maritime country. It is a Non-Governmental Organisation with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), observer status at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), and it has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), which facilitates its access to other international intergovernmental meetings where its specialized marine expertise is of particular use, e.g., the United Nations meetings on Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the work of the International Seabed Authority on marine mining. It is a nominated and licensed body of the Engineering Council (UK), a member of the Science Council and has significant links with many other maritime organisations worldwide.
The IMarEST runs a series of industry leading and technically excellent events and conferences as well as publishing the internationally recognised publication, The Marine Professional.
With a history spanning three centuries and a register boasting over 9, 000 vessels including the world’s largest shares of bulk carriers and chemical carriers, ClassNK has long been recognized as the global leader in ship classification.
Dedicated to ensuring the safety of life and property at sea whilst protecting the marine environment, ClassNK delivers the highest quality services including the independent survey and classification of ships and marine structures, statutory surveys on behalf of more than 100 flag States, management system certifications based on ISO and other internationally recognized standards, and award-winning industry training programs.
As the infrastructure of the industry, ClassNK also offers total software solutions from ship design to operation and maintenance optimization.
Committed to supporting the advancement of the maritime industry through innovation, ClassNK established its Joint R&D for Industry Program in 2009 to develop new research strategies and broaden collaboration between different sectors of the maritime community. Since the Program’s inception, ClassNK has joined forces with government, industry, and leading academic bodies both in Japan and abroad and contributed to over 200 various R&D projects.