Facilitating Transition To Zero-Emission Shipping: ClassNK’s New Support Services

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  • ClassNk has launched services to aid customers in smoothly transitioning to zero-emission shipping.
  •  Energy efficiency improvement technologies are highlighted to reduce emissions.
  • ClassNK promotes the utilization of onboard CCS systems as a viable GHG emissions reduction measure.

ClassNK, based in Tokyo, has launched enhanced services to aid customers in smoothly transitioning to zero-emission shipping.

This initiative aligns with the revised GHG emissions reduction targets by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the introduction of the EU climate policy package for the shipping sector, reports ClassNK.

Challenges and Context

Despite increasing regulations toward zero-emission, the infrastructure for supplying zero-emission fuels is still under development.

Shipping industry players face the challenge of selecting and implementing appropriate GHG emissions reduction measures based on their corporate situation and vessel specifics.

Key Focus Areas: Alternative Fuels Integration

ClassNK emphasizes the adoption of alternative fuels for ships to reduce GHG emissions.

This includes evaluating and recommending suitable fuel options tailored to each customer’s needs and vessel specifications.

Energy Efficiency Improvement Technologies

The implementation of energy efficiency improvement technologies is highlighted to reduce emissions.

ClassNK guides on selecting and implementing technologies that enhance vessel efficiency while reducing environmental impact.

Onboard Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

ClassNK promotes the utilization of onboard CCS systems as a viable GHG emissions reduction measure.

This involves assisting customers in evaluating, integrating, and operating CCS technologies onboard their vessels.

Adaptability and Continuous Support

ClassNK commits to expanding its service menu in response to evolving regulatory landscapes and technological trends.

The organization pledges comprehensive support to customers in their journey toward zero-emission shipping.

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Source: Class NK