- About us
- IBJ Awards
- Free Sample
- Contact us
ClassNK to make electronic certificates and reports as standard
(Posted on 20/12/21)
Leading Classification Society ClassNK will make electronic certificates and reports issued for ships as standard service from 30 January 2022.
For the convenience of clients, ClassNK has been providing an environment in which documents can be used in electronic data upon request since the early 2000s for survey records and since 2017 for class certificate and statutory certificates issued on behalf of flag states. Electronification has become widespread due to its benefits in reducing the burden of handling papers, preventing loss, damage, and falsification of papers, and facilitating information sharing among stakeholders such as crew and management companies. Especially, electronic certificates have been introduced in major flag states, including Panama, Liberia, Singapore, Marshall Island, Bahamas, Malta, etc., and accepted by regional PSC.
As the environment has been improved enough after many years of operation, ClassNK will make the electronic documents as standard service for class/statutory survey records and ISM(including DOC to a company)/ISPS/MLC audit records issued for ships as well as for certificates of the flag states that authorize electronic certificates from 30 January 2022. The documents are available by the links sent to the e-mail address registered on “e-Application”, the online application system for ships in service, and on “NK-SHIPS” storing information of ClassNK related ships. Certificates of the flag states that have not authorized electronic certificates yet, and some other certificates continue to be provided in paper form.
Accordingly, applications for surveys/audits for existing ships will be accepted through e-Application. Guidance for e-Application use and the scope of electronic documents are available on the following page.
ClassNK will continue to commit to providing improved convenience and high-quality services to its clients.
Groke brings new situation awareness expertise to One Sea(Posted on 24/03/23)
One Sea has welcomeed Finnish start-up Groke Technologies as its new member, bringing additional expertise... Read more
ClassNK releases FAQs on EU-ETS for shipping(Posted on 24/03/23)
ClassNK has released “FAQs on the EU-ETS for Shipping”, an overview and necessary preparation... Read more
New AXSMarine tool helps users visualize CO2 emissions and CII(Posted on 20/03/23)
AXSMarine, a pioneer and market leader in the provision of advanced solutions for shipping professionals... Read more
Shipzero advances the decarbonization of logistics(Posted on 20/03/23)
Shipzero is enabling transport and logistics companies to create transparency about their emissions... Read more
Isle of Man Ship Registry joins INTERCARGO(Posted on 07/03/23)
The Isle of Man Ship Registry (IOMSR) has become an associate member of The International Association... Read more
More investment into crews’ health and nutrition says MCTC(Posted on 07/03/23)
The wellbeing of crew members is becoming more important to shipping companies says leading catering... Read more
Strong demand and diversified vessel portfolio fuels strong Algoma performance(Posted on 28/02/23)
Canada based Algoma Central Corporation has reported its results for the year ended 31 December, 2022... Read more
Ukrainian seafarers back, but many have suffered trauma(Posted on 24/02/23)
Ukrainian seafarers have largely returned to international shipping thereby restoring balance in crew... Read more
Round Table prioritises seafarers at first in-person meeting since COVID(Posted on 24/02/23)
The Chairs of the Round Table of International Shipping Associations met in Athens last week to renew... Read more
AXSMarine invests in Nextvoyage(Posted on 21/02/23)
AXSMarine, a leading provider of SaaS shipping software and data for decision making in the chartering... Read more