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Five major companies to develop ammonia-fueled vessels

Imabari Shipbuilding along with MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsui E&S Machinery, ClassNK, ITOCHU ENEX and ITOCHU Corporation shake their hands and signed an agreement in order to jointly develop vessels equipped with ammonia-fueled engine and achieve net zero emissions. 

Condition based maintenance guidance launched

ClassNK released its CBM Guidelines that explain the revised rules for using Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) in class surveys to promote the use of CBM technology. The revision came into force in January 2020, including not only explanations of the revised rules and how to apply the use of CBM in class surveys.

Year in Review: Timeline of smart shipping developments in 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, the time has come for an annual review concerning smart shipping. This year, the shipping industry continued facing and taking part in major technological developments, providing maritime stakeholders with opportunities to explore new opportunities in the smart era in the field of autonomous vessels, connectivity onboard and cyber security, spreading the digitalization message across the whole industry.

ClassNK releases Guidelines for Software Security

ClassNK Classification Society, announced the launch of its released Guidelines for Software Security which target software developers, system integrators, and more. These Guidelines are the third and latest part of the Class’ guidelines, focusing on risk management, concerning the software used onboard vessels.

NYK the first Japanese shipping firm accredited to conduct IGF Code training

Class NK accredited in late March a training program for seafarers responsible for LNG and other low-flashpoint fuels on board NYK Group-operated ships, making the NYK the first Japanese shipping company to obtain an international institution’s certification in the field of IGF Code training.

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