As the U.S. tug & barge industry grows, ClassNK America
is prepared to provide services for your compliance needs.

Preferred Partners

Through our recent acquisitions of professional maritime services group, Safety Management Systems, LLC, and software provider Helm Operations, we can provide your company a full range of compliance services.  Through our multitude of offerings, you can choose to employ our independent or grouped services based on the needs of your organizations, whether it's vessel surveys and inspections, the development of a safety management system, or maintenance and compliance software.  Whatever your compliance needs, the ClassNK America Group has got you covered.

sms_logo_2015Safety Management Systems, LLC

The leading U.S. professional maritime services group is bringing its expertise to the inland and intra coastal marine transportation industry.  We understand vessel operations from onboard and ashore perspectives.  Management systems have been our primary business since 1996 - we facilitate all phases of development and implementation.

SMS HULL delivers a customized towing safety management system that is configured with Helm CONNECT to align with each client's unique organization and operational practices.  SMS HULL includes a baseline package of onsite consulting resources to assess, configure and develop a towing safety management system that may also incorporate American Waterways Operators Responsible Carrier Program requirements.  SMS HULL additionally includes a client-specific towing safety management system implementation plan and options for enhanced consulting packages. 

helm_logo_blue Helm Operations

Since 1999 Helm Operations has been serving the maritime transportation industry with enterprise level solutions and maintains some of the largest, most respected workboat companies around the world as customers.  Today, our flagship product is Helm CONNECT, a modular maintenance and compliance software built for greater usability by crews, engineers and shore-based staff.

We've called upon our extensive experience within the maritime industry to develop Helm CONNECT Maintenance and Compliance.  The intuitive interface ensures greater engagement through simple, but powerful tools that are developed for specific tasks faced by your crews and your shore-based team every day.  Simply, Helm CONNECT connects everyone in your organization together, with timely, better quality data and reporting for your executives, managers, operators and crews.  Never before has a system given you the oversight to see what's going on with your fleet maintenance like Helm CONNECT.