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+ Industrial Certification
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+ International Classification
+ Certification Services
+ Offshore engineering services
+ Inspection of ship materials and equipment (marine products)
+ Green Ship/Energy Efficiency Service
+ Approval of Service Suppliers

International Classification

Classification is an important method for assessment of ship’s technical conditions, by means of whether the ship is classed and what grade the class is, directly influencing the ship’s freight and insurance (i.e. the trust level the cargo owner and insurance company have in the ship), and also affecting the ship’s purchase price or rent at the time of dealing or chartering. Comparing with non-classed ships, a classed ship has considerable advantages in ship transactions, shipping cargo collections and insurance rates.

After years of development, CCS succeeds in keeping pace with the international counterparts in ship survey business, obtaining recognition and authorization from the administrations of more and more countries or regions to carry out statutory surveys and issue corresponding certificates on their behalf. The classification surveys provided by CCS and the assigned class symbols and notations have been recognized by the insurers both at home and abroad and the ships classed with CCS can enjoy the same preferential insurance treatment for the cargo carried.

CCS owns a team of well-experienced exclusive surveyors with high educational level. CCS has set up branches/offices at major ports along China’s coast and the Yangtze River and in countries/regions in Asia, Europe, America, Africa, Oceania etc., shaping up a global service network.

CCS carries out classification surveys and issues corresponding certificates strictly according to the quality system requirements to ensure that the entire service process is performed under controlled conditions and the survey quality is guaranteed. CCS has become one of the best member societies of IACS in terms of good PSC quality record of CCS-classed ships.

With the rapid development of the shipping and shipbuilding industry, the CCS classification fleet has expanded. A number of very large, high-tech, and high-value-added ships (LNG, VLCC, VLOC, 21,000-TEU very large container ships, 210,000-dwt bulk carriers, 400,000-dwt ore carriers, etc.) have joined the CCS fleet, making it more international and modern. By the end of 2019, in terms of international voyage fleet, 4,200 ships were classed with a gross tonnage of 1.12 and an average age of 9.5 years.

CCS accelerates the technology research on high value-added ships, and completes the direct calculation and standard formulation of large-scale thin-film LNG carriers, the research and development of ship types such as LNG dual-fuel bulk ore ships, LNG bunkering ships, LNG-powered large tankers, and oil-electric hybrid bulk ore ships, and on-board verification of the applicability of the rules for large luxury cruise ships.

CCS makes greater efforts to develop service products and provide customers with precise services. Also, CCS carries out structural optimization and energy efficiency upgrades for large ore carriers, bulk carriers, and product oil tankers, and provides ship emergency response services and ship condition assessment procedures (CAP). CCS has promulgated the “Guidelines for Ship Remote Surveys”, to promote remote survey technology, provide customers with efficient and flexible survey services, and effectively respond to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on the classification business.


20,000-TEU very large container ships “COSCO SHIPPING SCORPIO”


308,000-dwt oil tanker “XIN HAI YUAN”


62,000-dwt multi-purpose pulp carrier “COSCO SHIPPING EXCELLENCE”


CCS is committed to providing excellent services to all circles in the field of ship classification. All of you are welcome to choose our services, supervise our services, and work with us to make the greatest contribution to shipping safety and clean marine environment.

To apply for ship classification services, customers only need to submit an application for ship classification to the nearest CCS office at home and abroad.


For more details, please contact us:

Tel.: 0086-10-58113599



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