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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

New Chairman and new member for IACS

Noburu Ueda, Chairman and President of ClassNK, has succeeded Dr Hermann Klein, Executive Board Member of Germanischer Lloyd, as Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) for a one-year term.


Among the several challenges before IACS currently, Mr Ueda has singled out the work to harmonise IACS' Common Structural Rules and to align these with IMO's rule-making process for Goal Based Standards. He has also reiterated IACS' commitment to maintaining the highest quality standards within its membership and activities.


IACS has also welcomed the Indian Register of Shipping as a full member. The Indian Register of Shipping is an Associate Member of INTERTANKO.


INTERTANKO congratulates Mr Ueda on his appointment and wishes him and his supporting colleagues a successful year. INTERTANKO also congratulates the Indian Register on its election. Further we wish to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by Dr Klein and his GL staff to the work of IACS and the Maritime Industry during his year in the IACS Chair.


Contact: Peter Swift