ClassNK opens survey office in Charleston

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Classification society ClassNK has opened a new survey office in Charleston, with operations beginning Jan. 1.

Charleston is a major port city and home to one of the fastest-growing ports in the U.S. It has the deepest channels in the Southeast region and plans are underway to increase its depth to 52 feet by 2019 to accommodate the ever-increasing size of containerships. Once the project is complete, Charleston will become the deepest harbor on the East Coast.

The Charleston office joins an expanding network of ClassNK survey offices along the coast, including New York, Norfolk and Miami.

ClassNK will continue to expand its survey offices worldwide in order to meet its clients’ requests and provide timely and high-quality services.

For more information, call the Charleston office at (843) 800-5149 or email

By Professional Mariner Staff