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ClassNK adds over 20m gt of new tonnage in 2014

ClassNK adds over 20m gt of new tonnage in 2014
In 2014 ClassNK racked-up a fourth straight year of fleet growth exceeding 20m gt.

The Japanese classification society added 833 vessels with a total tonnage of 21.47m gt of new tonnage last year. The growth included 548 newbuildings with a combined tonnage of over 16m gt, or more than 25% of all new vessel tonnage delivered last year.

Some 285 vessels came from transfers from other class societies including its first US and German-flagged ships. ClassNK noted the success of its new survey operations headquarters in New York and Hamburg.

“At ClassNK, we strive to deliver the highest level of service as the only classification society offering 24/7 assistance 365 days a year and ClassNK’s growing register reflects our ability to meet the changing needs of the industry,” commented Noboru Ueda, chairman and president of ClassNK.

At the end of 2014 ClassNK had 8,872 on its register with a combined total of 232.87m gt.