Classification society Korean Register (KR) announced the release of its latest KR-CON software. The essential software tool, now in its 14th edition includes an enhanced and increasingly critical dangerous goods program, which has been developed in-house, as one of its key functions.
KR-CON offers a comprehensive electronic database of International Maritime Organization (IMO) instruments, providing all of the latest IMO Conventions, Codes, Resolutions and Circulars. By simply inputting a ship’s particulars, KR-CON allows the user to find all of the regulations relevant to a specific task and helps to ensure that all of the IMO requirements are applied correctly.
KR-CON is used by surveyors, port state control inspectors, shipping companies, shipyards and design houses in more than 40 countries around the world today.
The 14th edition of KR-CON has been upgraded and enhanced through the inclusion of the cargo search program. Developed in-house, the new program has enhanced functionality and adds significant value to the latest software. The program was developed in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods code (IMDG Code) and enables users to quickly and easily identify critical details for the complicated transport requirements of dangerous goods.
The 14th version also has an improved search engine and enhanced user interface providing swifter and more precise search results and a more user-friendly product by strengthening the tracking function to trace amendments applied to IMO instruments.
On its launch, Dr. B S Park, Chairman and CEO of KR commented, “We are proud to present the 14th version of KR-CON which is loaded with our IMDG cargo search program. Developed in-house by KR, this additional capability is a much valued and crucial aspect of this latest edition of KR-CON, offering a seriously competitive alternative to many higher priced products in the market. In addition, KR-CON’s enhanced document search function, which has been developed in direct response to users’ feedback, ensures that our customers have easy access and a clear understanding of all of the international conventions and regulations.”
The most recent amendments adopted at the 29th IMO Assembly, the 95th Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and the 68th Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) are included in this the 14th edition of KR-CON and the database is updated via the KR-CON website.