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China Classification Society

Founded in 1956, China Classification Society (CCS) is the only specialized organization of China to provide classification services. CCS aims to provide services for the shipping, shipbuilding, offshore exploitation and related manufacturing industries and marine insurance by furnishing reasonable and reliable classification requirements and providing independent, impartial and integral classification and statutory services to ships and offshore installations, for the promotion and safeguarding of the safety of life and property at sea and for the prevention of pollution to the marine environment. CCS is one of the thirteen full members of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), and chaired IACS Council respectively in 1996-1997 and 2006-2007. Its highest class notation has been included in the Classification Clauses of the Institute of London Underwriters (ILU).Up to the end of 2011, CCS had been authorized by governments of 29 countries or regions to perform statutory surveys for the ships flying their flags. CCS is also the associate members to the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) and the International Association of Independent Tankers Owners (INTERTANKO). CCS defines its business nature as 'Risk Management' and focuses on 'four major business lines and two supporting systems,' featuring ship classification, domestic ship inspection, Offshore Engineering service and industrial services, the four major business lines, and the rules & research and the information technology services, the two supporting systems. By sticking to the policy of building a first-rate international classification society with unique characteristics upon technology and trust, CCS is striving to forge a quality brand and has made remarkable achievements.