Standardization of design, construction and operation of equipment and technology for ship outfitting and deck machinery, including ship-to-shore interface, cargo systems and lifting gear etc. used in shipbuilding and the operation of ships in support of the requirements developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the needs of the world maritime industry.

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Published ISO standards *


ISO standards under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 8/SC 4/WG 2   Deck machinery Working group
ISO/TC 8/SC 4/WG 3   Outfitting Working group
ISO/TC 8/SC 4/WG 4   Ship's mooring and towing fittings Working group
ISO/TC 8/SC 4/WG 6   Marine lifting appliances Working group
ISO/TC 8/SC 4/WG 7   Marine cargo securing devices Working group
ISO/TC 8/SC 4/WG 11   Marine equipment with Hi-Mn steel for cryogenic temperature Working group
ISO/TC 8/SC 4/WG 12   Scaffolding Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 8/SC 4

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 8/SC 4:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 67/SC 7 Offshore structures ISO
ISO/TC 96/SC 8 Jib cranes ISO
ISO/TC 104 Freight containers ISO
ISO/TC 104/SC 1 General purpose containers ISO
ISO/TC 105 Steel wire ropes ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 8/SC 4

ISO/TC 8/SC 4 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 38 Textiles ISO
ISO/TC 104/SC 1 General purpose containers ISO
ISO/TC 105 Steel wire ropes ISO
ISO/TC 178 Lifts, escalators and moving walks ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
CLIA Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) A
IACS - classification International Association of Classification Societies A
ICHCA ICHCA International Ltd. A
ILAMA International Life-Saving Appliance Manufacturers' Association A
IMO International Maritime Organization A
SAMI Security Association for the Maritime Industry A
World Shipping Council World Shipping Council A

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
11-12 September 2024 Hong Kong (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China) ISO/TC 8/SC 4  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 8/SC 4 - Secretariat

SAC [China]

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China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation
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