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Monday, December 18, 2017

China Classification Society celebrates its 50th Anniversary

The China Classification Society (CCS) celebrated its 50th Anniversary last week (27-28 July 2006) with a series of special events, attended by many from the international shipping industry, including INTERTANKO Managing Director Dr Peter Swift and the Secretary Generals of the other three members of the Round Table (RT) of international shipping associations – BIMCO, ICS and Intercargo. 

From its origins as the Register of Shipping of the P.R. of China in 1956, the CCS-classed fleet now exceeds 22 million gross tonnes and approximately 2,000 ships. Notable milestones include joining the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) in 1988 and assuming the chairmanship of IACS for the first time for 1996-97. On 1 July 2006 President Li Kejun took over the chairmanship of IACS for the coming year. The CCS joined INTERTANKO as an associate member in 2004/2005. 

The celebratory anniversary events included an extended meeting of the CCS Council, at which the RT heads presented a brief overview of the workings of the RT and some of the key issues facing the shipping industry today (click here to view the presentation). This was followed by a gala dinner and an evening of entertainment attended by China’s Minister of Communications Li Shenglin, Vice Minister Xu Zuyuan, CCS Chairman and President Li Kejun and many other national dignitaries, including leaders from the shipping, shipbuilding and other related industries.  

INTERTANKO congratulates the CCS on its Anniversary. 

Contact: Peter Swift