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    Korean Register launches new ICT Center to accelerate development of advanced technology applications for the maritime industry [Mar 2017] Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - has opened a new ICT (information communications technology) Center to dramatically enhance the application of advanced information and ICT across the maritime and ship classification industries.
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    Korean Register leads testing technology for BWMS [Aug 2016] The Korean Register (KR)- an IACS member classification society - has announced that it has significantly expanded its land-based test facilities for Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) by opening a brand new specialist facility. KR has been conducting type approval testing of BWMS since 2004, with a consortium of six different partners.
    Korean Register boosts operational efficiency with containership conversion [Jul 2016] The Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - has announced that it has successfully completed a feasibility study for the conversion of an 8,600 teu containership into a 10,000 teu vessel. This new capacity specification was developed in response to a shipping company’s desire to
    Korean Register to deliver plant certification, engineering services and ship surveys in Iran [May 2016] Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - has signed a Memorandum of Agreement to establish a joint venture company with the Iranian Classification Society (ICS). The agreement is to deliver plant facility certification and engineering services. This
    Korean Register to deliver statutory services in India [Apr 2016] Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society has announced that it has signed an agreement with the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) to deliver services on behalf of the Indian flag administration, carrying out vessel surveys and issuing certificates according to international conventions.
    Korean Register releases 14th KR-CON with vital dangerous goods search function [Apr 2016] Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - has announced the release of its latest KR-CON software. The essential software tool, now in its 14th edition includes a significantly enhanced and increasingly critical dangerous goods program, which has been developed in-house,
    Korean Register gains authorization to deliver statutory services in Germany and Togo [Jan 2016] Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - is now authorized as a Recognized Organization (RO) by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure to perform statutory services for flagged vessels. At the same time, KR has also been authorized to provide similar services
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    Korean Register wins new 'K-Award' at KORMARINE Conference 2015 [Oct 2015] Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - announces that it has been selected as the very first recipient of the new ‘K-Award’ launched at the KORMARINE Conference 2015 in Korea. The KORMARINE Conference is part of KORMARINE, one of the world’s largest marine trade exhibitions.
    Korean Register becomes first Asian class society to gain USCG authorization to perform BWM tests as an “Independent Laboratory” [Mar 2015] Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - announces that it has been accepted by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) as an Independent Laboratory (IL) to undertake tests, inspections, and evaluations for Ballast Water Management Systems.
    Korean Register is authorized to deliver statutory services in Canada [Feb 2015] Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - announces that it has been fully authorized by the Marine Safety and Security Division of Transport Canada to perform “statutory services” on behalf of the government of Canada. KR is now able to conduct relevant surveys, audits and issue certificates to Canadian flagged ships
    New software from Korean Register assists vessels comply with ECA requirements [Jan 2015] The Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - announces the launch of an in-house developed software program to assist vessels with fuel oil change over when complying with the new low sulphur regulations. From 1 January, MARPOL Annex VI Reg 14 requires vessels sailing
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    Korean Register authorized to deliver statutory services to Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg [Dec 2014] Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society ? announces that it has signed an MOU governing the delegation of statutory certification services for vessels registered in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. KR is now fully authorized by the Government of Luxembourg to deliver “statutory services” and
    Korean Register to drive LNG fuelled shipping in APEC region [Oct 2014] Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - announces that it is to work alongside the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat (APEC) to promote the use of LNG fuelled ships in the APEC region. APEC has awarded a contract to KR to further the understanding of the current state and future potential
    Korean Register authorized to deliver statutory services in Latvia [Oct 2014] Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - announces that it has been authorized as a “recognized organization” of the Latvian government to deliver statutory services. KR is now able to conduct relevant surveys, audits and issue certificates to Latvian flagged ships for
    Korean Register authorized to deliver statutory services to Oman [Jun 2014] Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - announces today that it has been fully authorized by the Ministry of Transport and Communications in the Sultanate of Oman to deliver “statutory services” on behalf of the Oman government. The Oman authorities have also authorized LR and BV - alongside KR
    Korean Register releases world’s first mobile app containing IMO conventions [Apr 2014] Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - announces the release of the world’s first mobile app containing all up-to-date IMO conventions. This brand new facility is based on KR’s award winning KR-CON software which is an international database program containing the full up-to-date texts
    Korean Register releases ground-breaking hull structure analysis software. [Mar 2014] The Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society ? announces the release of SeaTrust-HullScan, its ground-breaking software solution to analyze and appraise a vessel’s hull structure in accordance with the new harmonized common structural rules (CSR-H).
    Korean Register donates award winning software to World Maritime University [Mar 2014] The Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society - has announced that it has again donated its award winning KR-CON software to students at the World Maritime University (WMU). KR-CON is an international database program which contains the full up-to-date texts of all IMO Conventions,
    [Jan 2014]: Korean Register and Busan Port Authority to cooperate on environmental initiatives Korean Register and Busan Port Authority to cooperate on environmental initiatives The Korean Register of Shipping (an IACS member classification society) and the Busan Port Authority (the 5th largest container port in the world) have signed a MoU to cooperate on environmental initiatives and other maritime activities.
    [Jan 2014]: Korean Register officially authorised for Danish ship survey and certification work The Korean Register of Shipping (KR) and the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) signed an agreement on 20th December, 2013 enabling the Korean classification society to survey and certify Danish ships. This brings the total number of countries where KR is authorised to carry out ship survey and certification work to 66.
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    [Nov 2013]: Korean Register and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping to cooperate on shipbuilding - At last week’s (13 November) 6th Korea-Russia Business Dialogue meeting held in Seoul and attended by President Putin and President Park Guen-hye, the Korean Register (KR) and the Russian Register of Shipping (RS) took the opportunity to sign an agreement on shipbuilding.
    [Sep 2013]: Korean Register patents world’s first “Smart Fleet” app
    The Korean Register - an IACS member classification society - has obtained a patent on its “Smart Fleet” app which was launched earlier this year. This unique and world leading app delivers up-to-the-minute information on vessels, fleets, surveys, audits, port state control and more direct to a smart phone or tablet.
    [Sep 2013]: Korean Register signs cooperation agreement with Panama Maritime Authority - The Korean Register(KR) - an IACS member classification society - has signed an MoU with the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) to allow cooperation on technical research and to work together on a range of international activities.
    [Sep 2013]: KR to supply EMSA with renewed “RuleCheck” system for PSCOs - The Korean Register(KR) - an IACS member classification society - is to supply the European Maritime Safety Agency(EMSA) with a new generation “RuleCheck” system. In 2007, KR won a competitive tender to develop and supply the initial RuleCheck system to EMSA.
    [Aug 2013]: Korean Register leads project to build world’s first green-ship equipment certification centre
    The Korean Register - an IACS member classification society - is leading a project to build and operate the world’s first green-ship equipment certification centre in Gunsan, Jeonbuk, Korea which is due to open in February 2014.
    [Aug 2013]: Co-operation with the Korean Register(KR) could yield more Asia based tonnage for the Isle of Man ship registry The Isle of Man Ship Registry has just completed a pilot project with the Korean Register(KR) as a first step towards full recognition of the Korean classification society. The move could mean more Korean owned and classed vessels coming onto the Isle of Man flag in future.
    [Jun 2013]: KR, MoU with Dongkuk Steel to strategic technology exchange
    the Korean Register - an IACS member class society - signed an MoU with global steel producer Dongkuk Steel. This industry leading agreement paves the way for the two organizations to cooperate on the exchange of strategic technology relevant to the construction of seagoing vessels and platforms.
    Press: United Nations authorizes Korean Register to verify Clean Development Mechanism(CDM) [Mar 2013]
    The Korean Register of Shipping(KR) has been authorized by the United Nations(UN) as a designated operational entity for the CDM(Clean Development Mechanism). The CDM is defined in the Kyoto Protocol and allows a country with an emission-reduction or emission-limitation commitment to implement an emission-reduction project in developing countries. Such projects can earn saleable certified emission reduction(CER) credits, each equivalent to one tonne of CO2,
    Press: Korean Register elects a new Chairman & CEO [Mar 2013]
    in Seoul, at an extraordinary meeting of the general assembly, the Korean Register of Shipping(KR) elected Dr Chon Young-kee as its new Chairman & CEO. The general assembly oversees the running of KR and comprises 86 voting members. Prior to election, Dr Chon served as executive vice president of KR’s technical division and this is the first time in KR’s 53 year history that an internal appointment to Chairman and CEO has been made.
    Press: Korean Register goes mobile [Mar 2013]
    The Korean Register of Shipping(KR) has become one of the first classification societies to go mobile with the launch of a brand new app called “SMART Fleet”. “SMART Fleet” is a unique app available on Android and iOS platforms that delivers up-to-the-minute information on vessels, fleets, surveys, audits, port state control and more. Two levels of information are available. The ordinary user can view basic information while companies that own or operate KR classed ships are given visibility over the full range of data.
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