Korean Register of Shipping


The Korean Register (KR) is a not-for-profit classification society founded in South Korea offering verification and certification services for ships and marine structures in terms of design, construction and maintenance. Founded in 1960, the society employs 889 people.[1] Its headquarters in Busan and it has 66 offices worldwide.[2]

Korean Register
TypeNonprofit organization
IndustryClassification society
HeadquartersBusan, Korea
System certification
Naval services
Industry services
WebsiteKorean Register

KRS is a full member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) which is the trade association of major global classification societies.


  1. ^ "News — Korean Register and Russian Register to cooperate on shipbuilding". Navigatepr.com. 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2014-06-13.
  2. ^ "Shipping". maritime-executive.com. Retrieved 2018-05-21.

External linksEdit

  • Official website

  1. ^ "IACS Council Withdraws Russian Register's Membership of IACS". International Association of Classification Societies and International Association of Classification Societies Limited. 11 March 2022. Archived from the original on 12 March 2022. Retrieved 6 May 2022. ... IACS Council has therefore adopted a Resolution that the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping's membership of IACS is withdrawn with immediate effect.