ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) was selected as the best classification society in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent by receiving the Classification Society Award at Lloyd’s List Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards 2012, which was held on 16 October 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai.
The Lloyd’s List Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards, awards organizations for activities related to the maritime industry in Middle East and Indian subcontinent.
This is the first time that ClassNK has received the prestigious Classification Society Award, which is given to the classification society that contributed the most to maritime activities in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent.
Numerous factors contributed to ClassNK receiving the Award. These include ClassNK activities in the Middle East region such as helping the UAE develop its own new domestic classification society, establishing new Survey Offices organizing ClassNK Academy in the region, and donating technical libraries to academic institutions.
The Award further acknowledges ClassNK operations in the Indian subcontinent including survey operations at shipyards for newly-built and existing ships, providing training to improve safety of seafarers, and recognizes ClassNK high quality of services.
This Award also highlights ClassNK’s rapid growth in the region, which has seen the world’s largest class society open 7 new offices in the region over the past 4 years. ClassNK, the world’s leading classification society, now has 121 survey offices throughout the world with a total of 18 located in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent.