ClassNK reaches historic world milestone

29 May 2012
The achievement of the 200 million gross tonne milestone represents the accomplishment of one of ClassNK main strategic goals

The achievement of the 200 million gross tonne milestone represents the accomplishment of one of ClassNK main strategic goals

Classification society, ClassNK, has announced that its register has hit the 200 million gross tonne mark after steadily accelerating over the years.

ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda announced the historic achievement at a party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the London office, which was attended by many of the leaders of the maritime community, including IMO secretary general Koji Sekimizu and IMIF chairman Jim Davis CBE.

Mr Ueda tied the society’s success to its increasing internalisation and growth around the world and recognised the role of greater maritime industry. He said: “This achievement highlights the incredible growth of the world maritime industry over the past decade, as well as the undeniable importance of the shipping and shipbuilding industries to the continued growth and development of the global economy, and we could not have achieved this historic milestone without the deep trust and continuing support of the global maritime community.”

The achievement of the 200 million gross tonne milestone represents the accomplishment of one of the main strategic goals of ClassNK’s medium-term business plan, Global Approach 200.

Mr Ueda added: “Roughly 20% of the world’s commercial tonnage relies on ClassNK and our services, and we are committed to exceeding the expectations of the maritime industry."

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