Classification Society ClassNK has won the Safety Initiative Award at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2020 held online on June 23 for its initiatives with cyber security.
Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2020 is an event to recognise companies and organisations who have demonstrated excellence in contributing to the Asian maritime industry. The Safety Initiative Award category recognises initiatives that contribute to the safety of the maritime industry.
Until now, ClassNK has been establishing guidelines and standards that outline implementing bodies and measures related to cyber security based on the “ClassNK Cyber Security Approach”, announced in February 2019, as a basic approach to Maritime cyber security. In December of last year, ClassNK certified the Cyber Security Management System (CSMS) of NYK Group subsidiary NYK LNG Shipmanagement Ltd. and its managed LNG carrier PACIFIC MIMOSA, making it the first CSMS certified by the Society. Since then, it has continued to carry out CSMS inspections in response to the applications from various companies.
At the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2020, ClassNK was recognised for its practical and comprehensive initiatives such as the release of guidelines on cyber security, and for providing certification services which have contributed to the safety of marine shipping amid the increasing threat of cyber attacks.