The new leader of the growing China Classification Society (CCS) promises to focus on decarbonisation and digitalisation.

Former vice president Sun Feng becomes chairman and president, taking over from Mo Jianhui, who has retired.

Sun, 56, started out at the Dalian branch of CCS in 1987 and was made general manager of the classed ship in service department at headquarters in Beijing in 2005.

Three years later, he became a vice president and has been in charge of most business areas, including classification surveys for ships, offshore installations and related industrial products, science and technology, research and development, IT and international affairs.