On 1 July, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) Chairman and President Noboru Ueda assumed the role of Chairman of the IACS Council.
The IACS Council is the apex decision making body of IACS, the International Association of Classification Societies. Ueda was elected to the new position during a meeting of the IACS Council in Hamburg in June.
As the new chair society of IACS, for the next year, ClassNK will also chair the IACS General Policy Group (GPG), which is responsible for the deliberation, revision, and adoption of IACS technical standards.
Following his election by the IACS Council, Chairman Ueda offered his thanks to previous chairman Dr. Hermann Klein for his leadership, and then gave a brief policy speech outlining his three main goals for his term.