ClassNK has begun operational trials for a new ‘ClassNK e-Certificate’, a system to provide ships’ class certificates and statutory certificates issued on behalf of flag states in electronic format.
JX Ocean Co. is to implement ClassNK’s CMAXS LC- A machinery condition monitoring and automatic diagnostic system aboard the Eneos Spirit, a 310,000 dwt tanker.
ClassNK reports that it has released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR), developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT).
ClassNK has launched its NK-SHIPS app, a mobile version of the classification society’s free, web-based information service for owners, operators, and managers of NK-classed vessels or vessels whose ISM/ISPS/MLC are registered with the Japanese organisation.
ClassNK has established a new digital archive centre for the maritime industry called ClassNK Archive Center (NKAC), to house Ship Construction Files in accordance with IMO’s Goal-based ship construction standards (GBS) and the Industry Standard, which apply from 1 July 2016.
DNV GL reports that it has recently completed its first production surveys using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone, with 14 tanks on the MV Apollo, a chemical tanker owned by Carl Büttner Shipmanagement in Bremerhaven, Germany, inspected over a period of two and a half days by two DNV GL surveyors.
IRClass, the Indian classification society, has announced the release of its new technical software IR-HULL, developed to verify ship design compliance to its Rules and Regulations for the Construction and Classification of Steel Ships.
Two ClassNK software packages, CMAXS PMS and CMAXS SPICS, have been installed on two ships managed by Manila-based Rosy Star Ocean Vessels Management, the first installation of the applications by shipping companies outside of Japan.
Korean Register (KR) has announced the release of its latest KR-CON software, with the 14th edition including an improved dangerous goods program, developed in-house.
A joint venture company has been formed by ABS and Lloyds Register (LR) to launch their latest software tools for the IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR), which entered into force on 1 July 2015.
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