Port of StocktonCleveland Cascades Ltd5th Biennial LNG BunkeringCimbria Bulk Equipment A/SSailors SocietyBühler GmbH
  • 25th Coaltrans Asia
  • TOC Events
  • Cimbria Bulk Equipment A/S
  • TMS Awards 2019
  • Port of Belledune
  • Marine Fuels 360 China

ClassNK appoints new Senior Executive VP

(Posted on 16/03/19)

Mr. Hiroaki Sakashita has been appointed as Senior Executive Vice President as well as Executive Director of ClassNK.

Mr. Sakashita began his career at Japan’s Ministry of Transport (now Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) in 1980. During his period at the government he has played vital roles in maritime administration including regulatory oversight and industry development. He assumed the position of Director-General of the Maritime Bureau in 2015, and Deputy Minister for Technical Affairs, Minister’s Secretariat in 2016.

He joined ClassNK in 2018 as Executive Consultant and has been appointed to the current position overseeing ClassNK’s expansion of its business portfolio and digital transformation.

Mr. Sakashita graduated from the Division of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University in 1980.

Latest News

Golden Ocean eyes dramatic turnaround

(Posted on 19/08/19)

Golden Ocean Group Limited, the John Fredriksen-owned dry bulk shipping company, has announced its results... Read more


NORDEN signs long-term contracts

(Posted on 19/08/19)

NORDEN has contracted with Enviva to transport 1.3-1.5 million metric tons of wood pellets from the... Read more


IRClass forges training partnership

(Posted on 19/08/19)

Leading classification society, the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), recently launched a bespoke... Read more


GTMaritime adds Asia-Pacific expertise

(Posted on 19/08/19)

Leading maritime software specialist GTMaritime has appointed satellite connectivity expert Keng Teen... Read more


Frank Tsao dies at 94

(Posted on 14/08/19)

Frank Tsao Wen-king, founder of International Maritime Carriers (IMC), has died peacefully with family... Read more


Wallem to deliver swifter agency services

(Posted on 13/08/19)

Wallem Group is introducing collaborative inboxes to its agency business line, in a move designed to... Read more


HFO with scrubbers best option claim

(Posted on 13/08/19)

Members of the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 have welcomed a new addition to the canon of scientific... Read more


Polsteam’s latest bulker delivered

(Posted on 08/08/19)

Polska Zegluga Morska (Polsteam) has taken delivery of the bulk carrier M/V "Karlino" from the Chinese... Read more


COSCO strengthen cooperation with MacGregor

(Posted on 08/08/19)

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a framework purchasing agreement with COSCO Shipping to support... Read more


ClassNK works for zero emission fuels

(Posted on 08/08/19)

Leading Classification Society ClassNK is participating in the “Cross-industrial Working Group... Read more


TOC Events25th Coaltrans AsiaTMS Awards 2019ViganMarine Fuels 360 ChinaPort of Belledune
  • Sailors Society
  • Telestack
  • Port of Stockton
  • Indonesia Coal Mining 2019
  • 5th Biennial LNG Bunkering

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping