Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
Classification society Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) was established on 31 December 1913. Since 1969 RS has been a member of International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).
- providing safety of life at sea;
- providing safe navigation of ships;
- safe carriage of goods by sea and in inland waters;
- promoting environmental protection.
American Bureau of Shipping
ince its founding in 1862, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) , a New York not-for-profit corporation, has been committed to setting standards for safety and excellence as one of the world’s leading ship classification societies.
- The mission of ABS is to serve the public interest as well as the needs of our members and clients by promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment.
Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
- Bureau Veritas core values include integrity and ethics, impartial counsel and validation, customer focus and safety at work.
China Classification Society
Founded in 1956, China Classification Society (CCS) is the specialized organization of China to provide classification services. CCS aims to provide services for the shipping, shipbuilding, offshore exploration and related manufacturing industries and marine insurance by furnishing reliable classification requirements and providing independent, impartial and integral classification
- promotion and safeguarding of the safety of life and property at sea and for the prevention of pollution to the marine environment.
The origins of Nippon Kaiji Kyokai date from the foundation in November 1899 of the Teikoku Kaiji Kyokai (the Imperial Marine Association) in Tokyo, which was established in order to promote the regulation and development of the shipping and shipbuilding industries in Japan. The early years of the Society were spent promoting a wide range of shipping-related activities, very different from the focused technical role that ClassNK plays today.
- providing safety of life and property at sea and prevention of marine pollution.
Croatian Register of Shipping
Croatian Register of Shipping (CRS) acting till 1992 as JR (Yugoslav Register of Shipping), was founded in 1949. CRS Head Office is situated in Split, Republic of Croatia. CRS was associated member of International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) from April 1973 till 2004, and from May 2011 CRS gained the status of IACS Member
- CRS mission in the field of classification and statutory certification is to promote the highest internationally adopted standards in the safety of life and property at sea and inland waterways, as well as in the protection of the sea and inland waterways environment.
DNV GL Group
DNV GL Group (DNV GL) shared roots stretch back to 1864, when Det Norske Veritas (DNV) was founded as a membership organisation in Oslo.Operating in more than 100 countries, our professionals are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener..
- Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.
Indian Register of Shipping
in March 1975, Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) was established as a public limited company under section 25 of the Indian Companies Act, 1956 with no share capital, no shareholders and distributing no dividends and seeking to promote the objects for which it was established. IRS is a member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), which represents the classification societies in the world.
- Indian Register of Shipping remains committed to promote the safety and security of life and property at sea and protection of the marine environment.
Korean Register (KR) is a world-leading, technical advisor to the maritime industry, safeguarding life, property and the environment through the pursuit of excellence in its rules and standards. Founded in 1960 and becoming a member of international association of Classification societies (IACS) in 1988, KR ensures its customers receive immediate and high quality service through a comprehensive network of more than 60 offices with its headquarters in Busan.
Lloyd's Register (LR) is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many industry sectors, with some 9,000 employees based in 78 countries.
- integrity, impartiality and technical excellence.
- safety, stability and reliability.
Polish Register of Shipping
The concept of establishing a
Polish classificationinstitution was originally voiced in 1932 in response to the difficulties raised by German institutions for the Polish inland waterway fleet. The problems encountered in buying out insurance cover, above all by barges transporting cargo between the ports of Gdynia and Free City of Gdańsk, resulted in establishing four years later the Polish Register of Inland Shipping.
Polish Register of Shipping plays a special role in Polish maritime economy not only directly by ensuring technical safety of vessels but by linking science and industry and integrating the maritime sector. This special and leading role was recognised as early as in 1968, when the Minister of Shipping entrusted PRS with running the secretariat and all issues related to Polish membership in IMO, which is continued to this day. PRS structure incorporated Centre for IMO Affairs – national secretariat coordinating all activities resulting from Poland’s membership in the most important global maritime organization.
The classification society Registro Italiano Navale was established in Genoa in 1861 and united the regional fleets under a single flag to cover the risk of loss and damage to the hull and rigging of sailing vessels.
was established in 2009 and all operations, licences and accreditations dealing with classification, certification, test and inspections were transferred to RINA SERVICES S.p.A.. Main objectives:
- professionalism and integrity
- people at the centre
- environment, health and safety