Founded in 1956, China Classification Society (CCS) is the specialized organization of China to provide classification services. CCS aims to provide services for the shipping, shipbuilding, offshore exploration and related manufacturing industries and marine insurance by furnishing 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 a full member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) and one of major international classification societies. Its highest class notation has been included in the Classification Clauses of the Institute of London Underwriters (ILU) to enjoy the preferential treatment in insurance premium. Up to now, CCS has been authorized by the administrations of more than 40 countries or regions to perform statutory surveys for the ships flying their flags, and recognized by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the European Union (EU), which demonstrates her qualification and competence to the international community.
Moreover, CCS has been extensively engaging in certification, audit, supervision, inspection, assessment, testing, consulting, training and many other services. As one of China’s earliest bodies to launch management system certification, CCS has developed high levels of certification and inspection service in metal, machinery, electrical, shipping, transportation, design, construction, petrochemical, trade, education, finance, service, national defense construction and many other fields. As one of the first A-class equipment supervision bodies in China, CCS has been playing a leading role in supervision for large bridge engineering projects, supervision for manufacturing and installation of large port equipment and system and supervision for manufacturing and installation of large heavy lift equipment.
Headquartered in Beijing, CCS has about 4,100 employees and established over 80 offices both at home and abroad, forming a global service network. By providing high quality technical services, CCS is lending a significant support to the clients in safety management, energy saving, environmental protection and risk management.