New building ship classification

Rules and standards to cover the classification of a wide range of ships

A new ship intended to sail in international trade must hold a valid class certificate, issued upon verification of its compliance with applicable class rules and standards. RINA constantly develops and updates Rules and Standards to cover the classification of a wide range of ship types and of the most innovative design solutions.

Service Details

The newbuilding classification process mainly consists in:


The main steps through which RINA performs the newbuilding classification process are:


In order to be prompt and reliable to respond to all clients’ needs, we operate through a worldwide office network, employing highly skilled local teams, with autonomous decision making their, with standard processes controlled from the central office. Our Rules include also specific regulations for a wide range of particular ship types, such as naval vessels, offshore support vessels, Floating Production and Storage Units (FPSO), Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRU), inland waterway ships.


Can I submit ship drawings for approval in digital format?
Yes, drawings can be submitted in digital format. Once approved, they are returned with eventual remarks in the same digital format.

How can I monitor the plan approval process of a newbuilding?
The whole plan approval process can be managed on-line through a dedicated software tool, Leonardo Draw, allowing the Client monitoring the drawings’ approval status and remarks of each submitted plan at any time.

Are drawing re-approvals included in the newbuilding classification fees?
According to agreement between the yard and our team, one or more re-approvals can be included in the newbuilding contract fee.

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