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  • 2017 July 20 17:49

    ClassNK Singapore marks 50 years with anniversary party

    Leading classification society ClassNK hosted an anniversary party to commemorate 50 years of its Singapore Office on 18 July 2017. ClassNK’s Singapore Office was established in 1967 to strengthen its service network in Southeast Asia and cover surveys at ports around the region as well as to support its clients, the society said in its press release.

    Held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the evening commenced with an opening address by Chairman and President of ClassNK, Koichi Fujiwara. Among the distinguished guests in attendance, the Ambassador of Japan to Singapore, His Excellency Kenji Shinoda gave an honorary address followed by a congratulatory address by Assistant Chief Executive of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Ms. Tan Beng Tee.

    Speaking on the occasion, Chairman and President Koichi Fujiwara said: “I am truly honored that ClassNK Singapore has been able to share this history of growth with Singapore and Singaporeans for these past 50 years. At the same time, I sincerely appreciate the support and cooperation of the maritime community here.”

    ClassNK’s Singapore Office still continues to serve the maritime industry in Southeast Asia in order to meet its clients’ requests and provide timely and high quality services.



    Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, known as ClassNK or NK, is a ship classification society. The Society is actively engaged in a growing range of ship related activities and services aimed at contributing to promoting the protection of human life and property at sea as well as protection of the marine environment. The ClassNK is headquartered in Tokyo and in Chiba, Japan, and there are branch offices at the major Japanese and overseas cities throughout the world. As of the end of May 2016, the Society had 9,268 ships totaling over 244 million g.t. under class. This figure represents approximately 20% of the world merchant fleet currently under class.




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