We hope this notice finds you well.

ClassNK will expand the digitization of its survey and audit services from 2022 and start issuance of certificates and reports electronically, in principle. It is expected to start during January 2022. Details will be informed on our website when the timing of implementation is officially decided. This will enable you to check and access such documents electronically in no time and it will also be useful as risk management over document control.

Accordingly, as a general rule, the application for surveys/audits for existing ships will be accepted through “e-Application,” 1 available from our Web Service Portal. The link to the site for viewing/downloading documents will be sent to the e-mail address registered on e-Application for you to access the documents immediately after their issuance. The documents will also be available on NK-SHIPS, our web service. Please note that there will be no extra fee charged for digitization of the documents.