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ClassNK surges past 170m gross tons

Tokyo: The world's largest ship classification society, ClassNK, has seen its register surge past 170 million gross tons (gt).  The achievement makes ClassNK the first class society in the world to have more than 170 million gt under class.

ClassNK's register listed 7,211 ships, totaling 170,419,317 gt as of the end of March 2010. ClassNK newbuilding registrations for the first three months of this year stood at 4.44 million tons, signaling that the society remained on pace for another year of near-record growth.  [30/04/10]


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