ClassNK Earns Authorization from German Flag

Press Release
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
ClassNK Chairman and President Mr. Ueda (right) with Mr. Krüger, BG Verkehr (left)

Top Society Announces Further Expansion in Germany.

 

ClassNK announced that it has earned authorization from Germany’s BG Verkehr to carry out surveys on behalf of the German Government, and will be further expanding its operations in the leading ship owning nation. The announcement was made during a reception to commemorate the authorization at the prestigious Hafen-Klub on 11 February 2013. As the notified body for German flagged vessels under the EU Maritime Equipment Directive (MED 96/98/EC), BG Verkehr oversees all aspects of the German flag, including determining which classification societies can act on its behalf.


The highlight of the reception, which drew more than 60 representatives from the German maritime community, was a presentation ceremony which saw Mr. Kai Krüger, speaking on behalf of Mr. Ulrich Schmidt, Head BG Verkehr’s Ship Safety Division presenting an official certificate of authorization from BG Verkehr to ClassNK Chairman & President Noboru Ueda. The authorization allows ClassNK to carry out a full range of surveys for the international conventions for all German flagged vessels.


Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ueda offered his deepest thanks and appreciation to BG Verkehr and the entire German maritime community for its support, saying: “This recognition is an important step forward in our ongoing expansion here in Germany. We are deeply honored to be able to serve on behalf of the German flag administration, and will dedicate our full resources to supporting the needs of the German maritime community in the days and years to come.”


Since reorganizing its operations in 2011 and placing top survey experts on call in ClassNK’s Hamburg Office, German owners have transferred roughly 50 vessels totaling 1.5 million gross tons to the ClassNK register. Transfers from German owners further accounted for roughly 1/5th of all vessels transferred to ClassNK in 2012, helping the world’s largest class society set a new record for vessels registrations of more than 25 million gross tons in a single year.


In addition to speeches from Mr. Ueda and Mr. Krüger, Dr. Hermann J. Klein, CEO of Germany’s Blue Star Holding and E.R. Schiffahrt, also took the podium to toast ClassNK’s authorization and to congratulate NK on the authorization and incredible growth.


In addition to the authorization announcement, ClassNK also announced that they would be further expanding their human resources and operations in Hamburg in order to better serve German shipowners. ClassNK had promoted Dr. Sergej Dalberg to serve to as the new General Manager of ClassNK’s Hamburg Operations and doubled the number of expert staff in ClassNK’s Survey Department in Hamburg in order to further support ClassNK’s growing operations in the region.

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Gazprom Transgaz Ufa Organizes Arts Festival

Over 200 healthy children and children with disabilities from Bashkortostan as well as the Volga Region participated in the Breaking the Barriers second interregional children’s arts festival,

President Pryor Retires from ExxonMobil Chemicals

Stephen D. Pryor, president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company and vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation, has elected to retire on January 1, 2015, after more than 44 years of service.

Steven Palazzo Visits HII, Newport

Huntington Ingalls Industries today hosted Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., for a tour of the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division. Palazzo represents the fourth district of Mississippi,

News

7 Rescued from Sinking Freighter Near Haiti

Seven crewmembers were rescued after their 100-foot coastal freighter began taking on water and sank approximately 45 miles north off of Cap Haitien, Haiti, Friday.

Gazprom Transgaz Ufa Organizes Arts Festival

Over 200 healthy children and children with disabilities from Bashkortostan as well as the Volga Region participated in the Breaking the Barriers second interregional children’s arts festival,

Time-out for Kwanza Drilling

Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling the work commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola.

Surveyors

EMGS to Map Brazil's Gas Hydrates

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has received a contract worth USD 1.5 million for a research project in Brazil. The project will use 3D EM data to map

Rosneft Completes Geological Survey

Rosneft reports on 100% completion of the geological survey program on Company's offshore license areas for 2014. In the current year geological survey covered

Study: Offshore Ambient Vibration Monitoring

SUNY Maritime research team studies ambient vibration monitoring of offshore equipment Two State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College professors have received a $65,

 
 
Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2834 sec (4 req/sec)