GENOA-based classification society RINA has rationalised its organisational structure in order to improve efficiency. In future all RINA-branded operations will be carried out through a new company, RINA Services SpA. The holding company RINA Sp A will provide staff services and strategic direction and control all non-RINA-branded services.

The reorganisation follows the approval by the board of directors of the holding company, RINA Sp A., of the 2009-2011 Strategic Plan. This involves considerable new investments in development and the new structure will enable RINA to consolidate its recent rapid growth while strengthening the RINA brand in Italy and abroad.

RINA SpA is the holding company of Registro Italiano Navale, founded in Genoa in 1861, and is one of the oldest classification societies and one of the ten most important in the world.

Throughout its history, RINA has progressively diversified its activities, transferring the skills acquired and consolidated in the marine industries to other sectors, covering quality, environmental and product management system certification, social accountability certification and advanced services for industry.

RINA has ninety offices in over thirty countries and employs around 1,300 exclusive personnel. Through its Marine Division RINA has a classed fleet of over 3,545 ships totalling 23.5m gt, plus over 1,000 yachts and over 300 special units (military ships, coast guard, police and fire brigade craft). It is a world leader in passenger ship classification.