ClassNK has announced that, according to Clarkson’s data and its official registration figures, it is now the world’s largest classification society.
Over 366 million DWT are now registered with ClassNK, some 21% of the world’s entire classed fleet. Despite a global decline in new orders, the number of newbuildings joining ClassNK continues to grow, with the Society welcoming over 25% of all newly built tonnage last year.
ClassNK Chairman and President, Noboru Ueda, said: “At ClassNK, we believe that nationality is not relevant to our customers. Shipowners and operators around the world select their classification society on the basis of the services delivered. These figures represent not only the growth of our organisation, but also the trust we have gained from the maritime industry through consistently providing quality services.”
ClassNK is working with industry partners throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas on a variety of joint R&D projects focusing on the safety of ships at sea, protecting the marine environment, and developing technologies that enhance efficiency for the benefit of the maritime community.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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