Record registrations for ClassNK

30 Jan 2015

ClassNK registered 833 new vessels, a combined 21,466,272gt, in 2014 as it beat a global downturn in newbuild deliveries and secured record numbers of transfers from other class societies.

The society registered 548 newbuild vessels (totaling 16 million gt) – which it said represented more than 25% of all newly built tonnage last year – and 285 transferred vessels. Among transferred ships were ClassNK’s first US- and German-flagged vessels. European shipowners, led by German and Greek owners, accounted for roughly half of all transfers, ClassNK reported.

Noboru Ueda, chairman, ClassNK said: “ClassNK’s growing register reflects our ability to meet the changing needs of the industry.

In addition to the establishment of our survey operations headquarters in Hamburg and New York last year, the acquisition of software leaders NAPA and Helm Operations has enabled us to widen the scope of our activities throughout Europe and North America to better serve the global maritime industry.”

At the end of December 2014, ClassNK had a total of 8,872 vessels (a total of 232,871,435gt) on its register.

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