Founded in 1960 and a member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) since 1988, Korean Register (KR) is one and only internationally recognized classification society headquartered in the Republic of Korea.
KR has been granted the Recognized Organization (RO) status by more than 80 flag Administrations such as the Republic of Korea, Panama, Marshall Islands, etc. to undertake statutory surveys and issue the relevant certificates in accordance with the various international conventions.
With a network of more than 60 exclusive offices located in the major international ports such as Singapore, Shanghai, Busan, Hamburg, New York, etc. KR has been delivering comprehensive technical services to our customers in a wide-range of industrial sectors including ship classification, energy & environment, third-party certification and naval services.
KR is also fully committed to developing the state-of-the-art technologies which are in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and designed to protect our precious environment.
In particular, by using our strength in the information technology sector, KR will continue to develop and upgrade technologies related to condition-based maintenance (CBM), remote survey, cyber resilience, etc. We will also do our utmost to create value for our customers through the development of new technologies such as new fuels for ships which are designed to help the maritime industry deal effectively with the more stringent environmental regulations.