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ClassNK revises its registration system

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ClassNK has announced that it has revamped its registration system, which should allow the classification society to significantly reduce the time it takes to deliver its classification certificates.

The registrations for the classification of ClassNK ships are carried out through a rigorous process in order to confirm complete compliance with rules at each stage of plan approval, material and equipment inspections, and hull and machinery surveys. 

Until recently, ClassNK would issue provisional classification certificates at the completion of class entry surveys on board before delivering the final certificates once the registration had been completed at Head Office. This process meant that shipowners often had to wait weeks before receiving the final certification.

ClassNK’s revised registration process will half the time it takes between issuing its provisional and final certificates. Under the new streamlined registration system, classification certificates will reach the ship simultaneously with conventional certificates, considerably cutting down on waiting time for shipowners.

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