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.
Headquartered in Beijing, CCS has about 4100 employees and established over 80 offices both at home and abroad, forming a global service network. CCS is a full member of International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) and one of the major international classification societies. Up to now, CCS has been authorized by the administrations of more than 32 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).
Moreover, CCS has been extensively engaging in certification, audit, supervision, inspection, assessment, testing, consulting, training, and many other services. CCS has been authorized to carry out certification of 25 different categories of products in such areas as renewable energy, transportation and infrastructure. 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.
Safety, environmental protection and creating value for clients and society, upholding the policy of “building a first-rate international classification society with technology as the foundation and credibility as the cornerstone” as well as by sticking to the philosophy. CCS is lending a significant support to clients in safety management, energy saving, environmental protection and risk management.