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China Classification Society

About CCS Standards

Founded in 1956, the China Classification Society (CCS) is China's sole specialised organisation providing classification services for the shipping, shipbuilding, offshore exploitation, and related industries. CCS aims to ensure safety at sea, prevent pollution, and support marine insurance through reasonable classification requirements and independent, impartial services. As one of the thirteen full members of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), CCS holds a significant position in the maritime sector. With a focus on ship classification, domestic ship inspection, offshore engineering, and industrial services, CCS is committed to maintaining high Standards and forging a reputable international classification society.

 

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2023 CCS Rule Change Notice NO.1 For RULES FOR MATERIALS AND WELDING
RULES FOR CLASSIFICATION OF SEA GOING STEEL SHIP
GUIDELINES FOR POLAR FISHING VESSELS
Rules for Construction of Ocean-going Steel Fishing Vessels 2023 RCN No.2
Guidelines for Inspection of Hull Welds
Guidelines for Inspection of Hull Welds
Technical Guidelines for Data Exchange of Ship Digital Survey
Guidelines for Fatigue Strength Assessment Based on Fracture Mechanics Methodology
RULES FOR CLASSIFICATION OF MOBILE OFFSHORE UNITS
GUIDELINES FOR SURVEY OF REDUCING SHIP POWER
RULES FOR CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT OF SHIPS CARRYING LIQUEFIED GASES IN BULK
RULES FOR CLASSIFICATION OF SEA-GOING STEEL SHIPS PART NINE COMMON STRUCTURAL RULES FOR BULK CARRIERS AND OIL TAN
RULES FOR GREEN ECO-SHIPS
GUIDELINES FOR REMOTE SURVEY OF SHIPS
GUIDELINES FOR SHIP REMOTE SURVEYS
GUIDELINES FOR LOCAL STRENGTH ASSESSMENT OF CRUISE SHIPS
GUIDELINES FOR ENHANCED FIRE SAFETY OF CONTAINER SHIPS
GUIDELINES FOR ENHANCED FIRE
GUIDELINES FOR SHIPBOARD VIBRATION CONTROL
GUIDELINES FOR SURVEY OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
Guidelines for Application of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) System Onboard Ships
GUIDELINES FOR APPLICATION OF THICK HIGHER STRENGTH STEEL PLATES FOR SHIPS
Rules for Ships Using Natural Gas Fuels

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China Classification Society (CCS) Standards encompass a comprehensive set of regulations and guidelines aimed at safeguarding life and property at sea and preventing marine environmental pollution. With a focus on water safety and environmental protection, CCS develops internationally recognized technical rules and standards for ships, offshore installations, and related industrial products. As an independent third party, CCS offers classification surveys, verification surveys, and notarial surveys to support compliance with international conventions and regulations. With over 35,000 ships surveyed and authorization from 61 major flag States or Regions, including China, CCS is committed to continuous improvement and providing value to clients and society through advanced technology and exceptional services.

China Classification Society (CCS) Standards serve multiple critical purposes in various industries. They are primarily used to protect the safety of life and property at sea, as well as to prevent marine environmental pollution. These standards provide comprehensive guidelines and regulations for the design, construction, and operation of ships, offshore installations, and related industrial products. Additionally, CCS Standards facilitate compliance with international conventions and regulations governing maritime activities. They contribute to improving operational efficiency, promoting environmental sustainability, and promoting overall safety within the maritime industry and related sectors.

China Classification Society (CCS) Standards are owned and operated by the China Classification Society (CCS), a specialised organisation established in 1956. Headquartered in Beijing, China, CCS operates as the only entity authorised to provide classification services in China. As a nonprofit organisation, CCS is dedicated to promoting the safety of life and property at sea, preventing marine environmental pollution, and advancing scientific research in water safety and environmental protection. With a global service network and a team of dedicated professionals, CCS promotes the continuous improvement of its brand reputation and value through advanced technology and exceptional services.  

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