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Uptake flurry of DNV GL’s big data management platform
DNV GL says its big data management platform, Veracity, is closing in on a million service subscriptions indicative of a hunger in many industries which want to explore and create value from data. 08 May 2018
DNV GL looks to drive marine battery adoption
DNV GL has launched a project designed to advance the understanding of the use of lithium-ion batteries in the shipping industry and in turn boost more widespread adoption. 12 Mar 2018
DNV GL claims E-certificate roll-out success
Following DNV GL’s introduction of IMO compliant electronic class and statutory certificates more than 50,000 certificates have been issued just four months after its launch. 21 Feb 2018
DNV GL launches Nauticus Hull version V20
DNV GL has launched Nauticus Hull version V20 to provide improved support for the new DNV GL rules and IACS requirements. 09 Feb 2018
Project launched to test biodegradable lubricants
DNV GL has launched a joint development project in cooperation to test possible influence of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) on failures in stern tube bearings. 17 Jan 2018
Standardisation can help enable shipping’s digital transformation
A new publication sets out the importance of standardisation in enabling the growth of digital applications in the maritime industry. 17 Nov 2017
Wilhelmsen eyes efficiency gains by data sharing
Wilhelmsen is exploring concrete ways of leveraging its data and making efficiency gains using DNV GL’s Veracity industry platform. 09 Nov 2017
First DNV GL cyber security type approval
Kongsberg Maritime has received DNV GL’s first cyber security type approval for one of its control systems. 06 Nov 2017
Clever app analyses fuel efficiency of hull design variants
A new app allows yards and owners to use computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to analyse the fuel efficiency of hull design variants at full-scale. 16 Oct 2017
Drone vessel survey first for DNV GL
DNV GL has taken a step up with its survey work by conducting its first offshore vessel survey using drone technology. 10 Aug 2017
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Study identifies huge Iberian potential for LNG
DNV GL has conducted a study into the future LNG bunkering market in the Iberian Peninsula, demand for which looks set to surge by 2050. 11 Jul 2017
Quality control shipbuilding partnership
China Merchants Industry Holding (CMIH) and Norway-founded DNV GL have partnered to advance shipbuilding in the gas carrier, offshore and special vessel segments. 26 Jun 2017
Samsung to develop gas carrier design
Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and DNV GL have signed a new partnership to develop new LNG carrier designs. 20 Jun 2017
DNV GL opens two fleet performance centres
DNV GL has opened digital fleet performance centres in Hamburg and Singapore which aim to help improve vessel efficiency by monitoring and optimising operations. 19 Jun 2017
DNV GL charts GHG emissions scenarios
Class society DNV GL has published a report assessing the potential for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction from shipping towards 2050, based on a new computational model. 13 Jun 2017
Gas turbine-powered containership project enters new phase
A gas turbine-powered containership project has entered into a new phase as it looks to develop its initial concept into a ‘ready to order’ vessel. 06 Jun 2017
DNV GL offers asymmetric stern optimisation
DNV GL has included asymmetric stern shapes in its Eco Lines hull optimising service for the first time, enabling vessels to reduce installed power. 16 May 2017
LNG carrier design unveiled
DSME and DNV GL have unveiled a joint development project (JDP) for the design of an innovative, efficient LNG carrier based on the latest technology. 11 Apr 2017
DNV GL launches BWM plan generator
With less than six months to go until the BWM Convention comes into force, DNV GL has launched a BWM plan generator app to help those owners and operators which still need to comply. 23 Mar 2017
Unlocking the potential of big data
DNV GL is launching a new industry data platform to help the maritime industry improve its profitability and explore new business models through digitalisation. 21 Feb 2017
First AIP for Shanghai Bluesoul scrubber
Shanghai Bluesoul Environmental Technology has been awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) for its BlueSulf scrubber system. 01 Feb 2017
Seaspan investigates retrofits with DNV GL
Seaspan has worked alongside DNV GL in a series of projects which are aimed at investigated possible efficiency gains through retrofits. 09 Nov 2016
LNG fuelled fleet update
There are 86 LNG fuelled ships currently in operation and 93 ships on order as of October 2016, according to DNV GL. 07 Nov 2016
DNV GL partners Tekomar for performance management
DNV GL and Tekomar have entered into a partnership agreement with the aim of improving data exchange and integration between performance systems. 04 Oct 2016
Hyundai Mipo gets DNL-GL feeder approval
DNV GL presented Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) with Approval in Principle for its Con-Green 2000 feeder design at SMM in Hamburg. 27 Sep 2016
New partners for piston free vessel project
GTT, CMA CGM and DNV GL have signed a cooperation agreement with new three new project participants for the second phase of the PERFECt project. 19 Sep 2016
LNG training software wins DNV GL approvals
GTT Training has obtained two approvals for G-Sim training software from DNV GL in accordance with their standard for Maritime Simulator Systems. 26 Jul 2016
DNV GL advises EU on LNG uptake
DNV GL has released a report for the EU providing recommendations on how to address the wider adoption of LNG as a marine fuel. 13 Jul 2016
DNV GL launches stability analysis tool
DNV GL is now offering a new stability analysis solution that allows for hydrodynamic and stability analysis on one common model. 23 Jun 2016
Joint LPG carrier project
DNV GL has initiated a joint industry project for the design of a state-of-the-art next generation LPG carrier, which was unveiled at Posidonia. 15 Jun 2016
Enhanced safety with DNV GL’s new survey reports
Classification society DNV GL has introduced a new form of reporting that is said to revolutionise survey reporting for fleet managers. 22 Mar 2016
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Back on course
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First fuel cell-equipped commercial vessel on show
The Viking Lady was in Copenhagen to demonstrate low-emissions shipping to world leaders – and The Motorship 31 Dec 2009
DNV establishes offshore committee in China
DNV establishes offshore committee in China 18 Jan 2010
DNV awards world’s first MLC 2006 certificate to Thenemaris
DNV awarded Thenamaris Ships Management Inc.’s vessel, the Seacrown, the world’s first Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) certificate, consistent with a voluntary Declaration of Compliance (Part II) with the MLC. 28 Jan 2010
DNV helping customers reduce running costs
In response to customer demand for reducing operating costs and rising concerns over carbon emissions, DNV is working with a number shipowners and operators to reduce fuel consumption up to 15 percent annually. 02 Feb 2010
DNV names regional head
DNV has appointed Antony DSouza as its regional manager for Middle East & Indian Subcontinent 05 May 2010
India delivers its first Diamond bulker
The state owned Hindustan Shipyard (HSL) in Visakhapatnam, India, recently delivered its first 53,000 dwt bulk carrier, Good Pride, to Goodearth Maritime. 17 May 2010
Surveying in cyberspace
DNV has inaugurated a 3D survey simulator at Gdynia, Poland, designed to improve safety in the shipping industry. Using this, DNV says, virtual ships are used for training, knowledge sharing and development. 27 May 2010
DNV champions LNG
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has reiterated that it is looking towards natural gas fuels as the single most significant solution to shipping's carbon footprint. 02 Jun 2010
DNV provides distillate fuel quality data
Singapore-based DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS) has unveiled the maritime industry’s most comprehensive data service on marine distillate quality delivered to commercial vessels globally. 08 Jun 2010
DNV appoints communication manager for its new division
In an important move to strengthen its communication and branding activities in sustainability services, DNV has announced the appointment of Stuart Brewer as communication manager of its newly established sustainability & innovation division. 30 Jun 2010
World’s first certified ice navigation training course
The ship manoeuvring simulator centre of Trondheim, Norway is the first training centre to have its navigation course certified to DNV’s ice navigation standard. 22 Jul 2010
Students predict LNG preferred fuel
According to DNV’s summer students, LNG could easily become the most feasible means of fuel in short sea shipping. The students’ report was presented today in front of an audience of 200 people including shipowners, representatives from the supply industry and Norwegian authorities. 06 Aug 2010
DNV sets up sustainability and innovation division
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) in Norway has formed a new division called DNV Sustainability and Innovation. The new division has been set up to steer DNV towards green service growth and sustainability services. 25 Aug 2010
Maersk, HHI and DNV cooperate on CO2 ship designs
Maersk Tankers, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) have agreed to collaborate on the design and risk assessment of tankers for shipping carbon dioxide gas. 31 Oct 2010
DNV skills certification for ship manager
Singapore-based Thome Ship Management has become the first third party ship manager to receive full accreditation by DNV SeaSkill for its competency management system. 21 Sep 2010
DNV verifies vessels according to IMO emission reduction
DNV recently verified that two newbuildings at Oshima Shipyard in Japan have been built according to a guideline from IMO encouraging reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in shipping. 22 Sep 2010
DNV certifies first IMO IBS/INS course
Furuno INS Training Center was recently the first training centre in the world to have the training course ‘IMO Model Course 1.32 Operational use and understanding of IBS, including INS’ certified by DNV SeaSkill. 14 Oct 2010
DNV approves BW-800 BNWAS
The Copenhagen-based Uni-Safe Electronics has obtained a DNV type approval for their BNWAS BW-800 system. 09 Nov 2010
‘Viking Lady’ - the first commercial ship with a fuel cell
The Eidesvik offshore support ship ‘Viking Lady’ may not quite be a brand new vessel, she was launched earlier in 2009, but her most significant feature was only installed and commissioned in December 2009, just in advance of COP15. 01 Feb 2011
A new environmental concept for tanker shipping
Class Society DNV has unveiled a new design concept for a VLCC that offers drastic savings in exhaust emissions, and in which the need for ballast water is eliminated and VOC emissions are cut to virtually zero. 06 Dec 2010
Ulstein delivers powerful X-Bow seismic research vessel
The Oceanic Vega, one of the most advanced seismic research vessels in the world, was delivered by Ulstein Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway, to a joint venture between Norwegian shipowner, Eidesvik Offshore ASA, and the Paris-based geophysical company, CGGVeritas. 01 Feb 2011
World’s first class rules for wind farm service vessels
Det Norske Veritas has developed what it says are the first class Rules for wind farm service vessels, in order to improve safety and promote uniform standards in this developing area. 29 Dec 2010
Drydocks, DNV work on LNG fuelled vessels
Drydocks World and DNV have entered into a cooperation agreement focusing on innovation and operational efficiency. 17 Jan 2011
30 years of progress in bunker testing
DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS) recently celebrated a milestone in its marine residual fuel testing service. Following its launch on Jan 1, 1981, DNV says that ship operators could, for the first time, scientifically analyse the quality of fuel supplied to their vessels. 18 Jan 2011
LNG fuel best for USA, says DNV
A new report from DNV, ‘Greener shipping in North America’, proposes that LNG is the most efficient and economical way to meet forthcoming air emissions requirements in the US and Canada. 23 Feb 2011
DNV – foot on the gas
As political unrest spreads across the Middle East from one country to another, there is growing concern over the security of oil supplies and the impact of soaring oil prices on the world economy. 29 Apr 2011
Improved boxship concept launched
DNV and MAN Diesel & Turbo have jointly launched the next stage of DNV’s Quantum concept ship, with improvements to the machinery and the hull design and arrangement. 14 Mar 2011
Technology outlook 2020 from DNV
It seems customary at the moment to try and predict the future of shipping. At SMM 2010, we were given Wärtsilä’s Shipping Scenarios 2030, and at Nor-Shipping 2011, Det Norske Veritas will present its view of where the maritime business – and the other industries with which DNV is involved – is expected to be in 2020. 30 Apr 2011
DNV looks at LNG fuel in Singapore
A joint industry project on the future small scale LNG value-chain in South East Asia has identified noteworthy potential for LNG as fuel for ships in regional trade, and predicts a future market for LNG bunkering in Singapore. 22 Mar 2011
Ferry operator goes for Triple-E rating
Det Norske Veritas reports that Stena RoRo has become the first operator to sign a contract for its new Triple-E environmental efficiency rating. 08 Apr 2011
DNV qualifies Arctic operations
DNV (Det Norske Veritas) has announced the hand over of its Statement of Qualification to qualify Polarcus’ Arctic operating procedures according to industry best practice and relevant standards. 12 Apr 2011
DNV offers full ship certification in USA
Det Norske Veritas’ US office says that, following an extension of DNV’s authorisation from the US Coast Guard, it is now the only class society that can issue the full suite of statutory certificates for all ship types. 28 Apr 2011
Safety statistics reversed, says DNV
Statistics investigated by DNV indicate that the improvement in maritime safety has bottomed out, and may even have reversed, a situation that has prompted the class society to call for a culture change. 23 May 2011
DNV brings LNG-fuel bulkers to the table
Det Norske Veritas has revealed two projects in which it has been jointly involved, both for high-efficiency, environmentally-friendly bulk carriers, fuelled by LNG. 30 May 2011
China to build world’s most efficient boxships
The new generation of 10,000 TEU container vessels contracted in China by Seaspan represents major improvements in energy efficiency, cargo capacity, operational efficiency and emission reductions. 21 Jun 2011
DNV acquires software company
Det Norske Veritas has acquired Norwegian risk management software company Synergi Solutions, which extends DNV’s portfolio to include risk based software for operational risk management. 06 Jul 2011
Easy loading for world’s largest ore carriers
This year’s unfolding of the record-breaking programme of ore carrier construction instigated by Brazilian mining group Vale pushes back the bounds as regards bulk cargo transport economics and scale efficiencies, writes David Tinsley. 28 Sep 2011
Global sustainability megatrends - DNV
DNV has publicly unveiled its view of technology solutions for the next decade, pointing at mega-trends analysed on the basis of population, economy, governance, natural resources production and consumption. 13 Sep 2011
The bulk carrier of the future
Oshima Shipbuilding and DNV recently completed the first milestone of the joint programme to develop the ‘ECO-Ship of the future’ project, first described in The Motorship, July-August 2011. 30 Nov 2011
2,000th DNV software package
DNV reports that its Navigator certificate number 2,000 has been installed on the 3,500TEU container ship ‘HS Chopin’ in Hamburg, Germany. 21 Oct 2011
First heavy lift to new DNV class
DNV reports that it is to class a new heavy lift ship, described as the “world’s largest”. The new Dockwise vessel, ‘Dockwise Vanguard’, will be able to lift and transport units of up to 110,000 tonnes. 17 Nov 2011
DNV helps raise offshore energy efficiency
Det Norske Veritas reports that a project, involving seven Norwegian offshore shipping companies, has been established to identify energy efficiency and fuel saving initiatives for the offshore shipping industry. 20 Dec 2011
DNV issues statement about ‘leaking’ VLOC
Det Norske Veritas has issued a statement to say that its calculations have demonstrated that the damage to the VLOC ‘Vale Beijing’ was not caused by any global strength issue. 16 Jan 2012
DNV studies Belgian LNG bunker prospects
Det Norske Veritas has won a contract with the Flemish government to undertake a feasibility study for the provision of LNG bunkering facilities at the ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Ghent in Belgium. 17 Jan 2012
DNV approves KHI’s LNG-fuelled boxship
Approval in principle has been granted by DNV to Kawasaki Heavy Industries newly-completed design for a 9,000TEU container ship fuelled by LNG, using a new type of LNG tank that provides more cargo space. 19 Jan 2012
Outlook positive for LNG even when the charterer pays
Wendy Laursen says that LNG’s CO2 performance may be debatable, but it will improve EEDI values and take shipowners beyond compliance. 01 Apr 2012
Ice research aims to cut uncertainty in design and operation
Wendy Laursen explains that ice design is a case of brute force, but not ignorance, as classification societies turn research into safety for ships operating in the Arctic. 01 Apr 2012
DNV restructures following KEMA takeover
Det Norske Veritas is establishing a new group structure; following the recent transfer of the majority shareholding in KEMA, it aims to merge some activities to strengthen its industry position. 29 Feb 2012
DNV announces the true hybrid OSV
Det Norske Veritas, in conjunction with its partners in the FellowShip project Eidesvik Offshore and Wärtsilä, has announced the next phase of the project, in which the Eidesvik OSV ‘Viking Lady’ will be fitted with a battery pack. 14 Mar 2012
The true hybrid platform supply vessel becomes reality
Det Norske Veritas has announced the latest, and third, phase of the FellowShip project, in which energy storage capability in the form of a battery pack is introduced in the energy system of the offshore supply ship ‘Viking Lady’. This allows the benefits of a true hybrid energy system to be explored. 01 May 2012
Future LNG bunkering in Singapore
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has set up a joint industry project to investigate the feasibility of LNG bunkering in Singapore in collaboration with Det Norske Veritas (DNV). 12 Apr 2012
LNG bunkering in Europe
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) is conducting a feasibility study for the Flemish Government relating to the provision of LNG bunkering facilities in three Belgian ports. 25 Apr 2012
Distillates more likely than scrubbers, says DNV
DNV reports that it has developed a simulation model using global shipping data and technology-specific information to predict the deployment of emission reduction and energy efficiency technologies up to 2020. 06 Jun 2012
Ulstein delivers ‘Blue Prosper’
Norwegian shipbuilder, Ulstein Verft, recently delivered the second of six platform supply vessels (PSV), the ‘Blue Prosper’, to Portuguese investment company, Blue Ship Invest. 10 Sep 2012
DNV improves hull integrity system
Det Norske Veritas (DNV), has launched a planned inspection and maintenance system for ship structures, in partnership with AMOS system supplier, SpecTec. 12 Sep 2012
DNV develops new seismic vessel notation
DNV has created a new class notation for seismic vessels as the demand continues to grow with the development of new energy sources. 03 Oct 2012
DNV qualifies new GTT technology
French engineering company Gaztransport & Technigaz's (GTT) new upgraded LNG Mark III FLEX cargo containment system has been granted DNV’s General Approval for Ship Application (GASA). 10 Oct 2012
New joint project on LNG Bunkering
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and nine key members of the Australian maritime, port and energy sectors have established a four-month study into LNK Bunkering organised as a Joint Industry Project (JIP). 17 Oct 2012
Flemish LNG bunkering study published
The Flemish Government and the port authorities of Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Ghent and Fluxys have published their feasibility study on LNG bunkering – with the support of Det Norske Veritas (DNV). 30 Oct 2012
New research head at DNV
Det Norske Veritas has appointed Rune Torhaug as the new managing director for DNV research and innovation. He has worked internationally with leadership roles in DNV Energy, DNV Maritime and DNV Business Assurance. 28 Nov 2012
DNV and GL join to form mega-class society
Oslo-based classification society Det Norske Veritas has announced that it has concluded an agreement to merge with another major class society, Germanischer Lloyd. The new entity will be known as DNV GL Group. 20 Dec 2012
DNV and KOGAS study Korean LNG bunkering
DNV and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), Korea’s national gas company, are to cooperate on a feasibility study on the establishment of an LNG bunkering infrastructure in Korea. 21 Jan 2013
DNV explores US gas-fuelled ferry technology
DNV and Washington State Ferries have partnered to ensure that the safety, security and operational challenges of using LNG as ship fuel are handled in a responsible manner. 06 Feb 2013
LNG bunkering project concludes
The Joint Industry Project (JIP) on LNG, managed by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) with nine Australian partners, has concluded that LNG bunkering in Australian ports is feasible, but not without a clearer regulatory framework. 06 Mar 2013
Hybrid cargo cranes for bulkers
DNV and Bergen-based open hatch bulker operator Greig Star have unveiled the results of a joint study into the energy saving potential of a battery hybrid system for operating electric cargo cranes on the next-generation Greig bulkers. 09 Apr 2013
DNV-GL merger proceeds
The merger between DNV and GL, announced in December 2012, is proceeding smoothly, albeit slowly, with the integration-planning in process in both companies, and the competition filing being undertaken on a global basis. 03 Jun 2013
DNV solutions
By redesigning the bulbous bow of slow steaming container ships, operators can make fuel savings of 5% and above. 12 Jun 2013
DNV to provide IMO with insight into US gas-fuelled shipping
DNV reports that it has been appointed by IMO to gather knowledge about the potential of LNG powered international shipping in the North American Emission Control Area (ECA) and identify the necessary conditions for the successful implementation of LNG as a fuel source in the region. 18 Jun 2013
DNV bags first Danish LNG ferry
Det Norske Veritas says that it will be classing the first LNG-fuelled ferry for domestic Danish trade. 23 Sep 2013
MLC not just for passenger ship and bulkers, says DNV
Det Norske Veritas has advised shipowners that the major port state control bodies will go beyond International Labour Organisation Resolution XVII recommendations to initially just concentrate on passenger ships and bulk carriers in implementation of MLC 2006. 29 Aug 2013
DNV GL merger approved
The merger between the classification societies DNV and GL has been approved by all competition authorities and will be operational from today. 12 Sep 2013
Boiler condition could be a marketing tool
DNV is trying to encourage ship managers to take a new, more vigilant approach to boiler monitoring and maintenance, explains by Wendy Laursen 30 Nov 2013
LNG bunkering recommendation
DNV GL has launched a Recommended Practice on LNG bunkering for suppliers and operators, aimed at making the process more safe and efficient. 15 Oct 2013
MARAD to invest US$1.4m in LNG projects
The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced a total of US$1.4m funding for two projects supporting the increased use of alternative fuels and technology in the maritime industry. 11 Nov 2013
DNV GL class for Helgoland ferry
The new Fassmer built Helgoland ferry for AG EMS, will be constructed under the supervision of classification society DNV GL. 21 Nov 2013
Washington Ferries concludes that LNG fuel is safe, clean and cost-effective
US ferry operator Washington State Ferries reports that it is a step closer to converting one class of vessels from diesel to LNG operation. 25 Nov 2013
Tying it all together
Although people often seem to be looking for the next novel power source, it’s more likely that the offshore support market will see an increasingly complex set of combinations rather than a ‘one size fits all’ energy generator, says Stevie Knight. 22 Dec 2013
Growing momentum towards LNG
DNV GL says that momentum is building in the US around the use of LNG as a ship fuel as owners, ports and regulators further embrace its benefits. 20 Jan 2014
Combined class shows the way forward
Now that the merger between class societies DNV and GL, resulting in one new, large organisation, DNV GL, normal service is resuming in Hamburg and Høvik, except on a larger scale. 28 Jan 2014
Fuels for the future
DNV GL has published a new position paper, entitled 'Alternative Fuels for Shipping', which lists a number of long-term options for low carbon, low emission fuels for the industry. 29 Jan 2014
Fire statistics are good, but flooding still an issue
Fire safety has never been better thanks to today’s ship designs and technology, but regulatory changes are on the horizon to improve flooding risks, writes Wendy Laursen. 29 Mar 2014
DP training can’t stand still
There are divergent forces at the heart of the DP certification: on one side is the need for capable and experienced operators, while on the other side there is a surge of new vessels with DP positions to fill. 19 Mar 2014
DNV GL opens new Asia Pacific headquarters
DNV GL has officially opened its new Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore to meet growing demand for its services in the region. 28 Feb 2014
Joint collaboration for green marine R&D
Research and development (R&D) in the marine industry has been thrust into the spotlight with the new collaboration between DNV GL and the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). 05 Mar 2014
DNV GL Maritime Battery Forum
DNV GL is to set up a Maritime Battery Forum in a bid to boost Norway’s position in maritime battery-based value creation. 06 Mar 2014
DNV GL to re-certify DDW quality systems
Dubai-based Drydocks World and Maritime World says that it has appointed DNV GL to provide re-certification services for its Quality Management Systems, in order to verify compliance with ISO 9001:2008 and to identify potential process improvement opportunities. 11 Mar 2014
DNV GL launches new Build2Design service
DNV GL has launched a new service called Build2Design to help shipyards and shipowners improve the fuel economy of their ships by reducing variations in the shipbuilding process. 20 Mar 2014
Wärtsilä PCMS gains recognition
Wärtsilä’s Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service (PCMS) has received service level recognition by DNV-GL, making it the first company to attain this type of recognition from three major classification societies. 08 Apr 2014
Next-generation energy efficiency methodology from DNV GL
DNV GL has announced a new position paper, dealing with what it describes as a new approach to ship energy efficiency methodology, based on ‘exergy’ rather than just energy management. 09 Apr 2014
New DNV GL office to support Chinese growth
DNV GL is supporting business growth in South China with the opening of a new office in Guangzhou. 30 Apr 2014
DNV GL completes Japanese risk assessment
DNV GL has completed a risk assessment ‘hazard identification study’ (HAZID) on a series of three methanol-fuelled tankers for Japanese owners Mitsui OSK Lines and Minami Nippon Shipbuilding. 16 May 2014
Harmonising LNG bunkering
DNV GL is launching a new Recommended Practice (RP) on LNG Bunkering in the Middle East & South Asia. 22 May 2014
Class stepping up with solutions for increasing fuel efficiency
Wendy Laursen explains how, with CO2 emissions measurement on the IMO agenda, class is developing new solutions for fuel efficiency. 30 May 2014
LNG carrier concept project
DNV GL is leading a new joint industry project to design a new next generation LNG carrier in conjunction with Gaztransport & Technigaz, Hyundai Heavy Industries and GasLog. 04 Jun 2014
Taking the safe path towards unmanned ships
DNV GL hopes to help the industry reduce seafarer fatalities by 90%: a goal which could ultimately result in taking crew off ships altogether, writes Wendy Laursen 21 Jul 2014
DNV GL looks at LNG bunkering risks
DNV GL is setting up a joint industry project (JIP) that will look at the risks exposed at small scale LNG bunkering and filling stations. 10 Jul 2014
Wind propulsion designers wait on shipowner participation
The latest wind power developments are still in the testing stage, and shipowners may choose to take advantage of this renewable energy source via battery hybrids instead, says Wendy Laursen. 04 Aug 2014
DNV GL launches performance portal
DNV GL has introduced ECO Insight, its performance management portal for the shipping community. 31 Oct 2014
Viking Lady – safe as well as green
DNV GL’s Dr Nikolaos Kakalis, head of strategic research and innovation in Greece, has explained that the battery-hybrid powered offshore supply ship ‘Viking Lady’ is likely to lead the way to a significant improvement in the safety and efficiency of high-risk offshore operations. 12 Nov 2014
DNV GL and N-KOM to cooperate on LNG as fuel
To promote liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel within the maritime and offshore industry, a memorandum of understanding has been signed between DNV GL and Qatar shipyard Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM). 20 Nov 2014
DNV GL helps industry prepare for sulphur switch
DNV GL has published a guide to the upcoming strict sulphur regulations for ships operating in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) in a bid to help shipowners avoid potential difficulties with the fuel change-over needed. 26 Nov 2014
DNV GL helps owners become ‘Gas Ready’
DNV GL has developed a new ‘Gas Ready’ notation for shipowners who are looking at LNG as a possible future fuel, and are preparing their vessel for a potential conversion after delivery of a new build. 03 Dec 2014
Pacific Basin opts for ShipManager
A leading Handysize bulk carrier operator has opted to install DNV Gl’s ShipManager fleet management system within the next two years in order to make its fleet more operationally efficient. 08 Jan 2015
Hapag-Lloyd prepares for MRV
DNV GL and Hapag-Lloyd have initiated a joint project to verify the ship owner’s readiness for upcoming EU emission-monitoring regulations. 15 Jan 2015
Norway aims for green coastal fleet
Norwegian ministers have pledged to cooperate with industry partners in a Green Coastal Shipping programme designed by DNV GL. The project aims to ensure that the country has the world’s most environmentally friendly fleet of coastal vessels. 16 Jan 2015
DNV GL launches VGP verification service
DNV GL has launched a verification service offering ship operators a review of procedures and documentation for US Vessel General Permits (VGP). 30 Jan 2015
MPR certified for in-situ propeller repair
Netherlands-based Maritime Propeller Repairs (MPR) is now DNV GL-certified to carry out in-situ welding for propeller repair, making it the only company certified to do so. 10 Feb 2015
Ballast water system gets class approval
GEA Westfalia Separator Group has received class approval for its ballast water management system, the BallastMaster ultraV 250, from DNV GL. 12 Feb 2015
ISO certificates for German service providers
DNV GL has certified German maritime services providers Liberty One and Handelshaus Bremen under ISO 9001 and 14001 for their quality and environment management systems. 20 Feb 2015
Improving ‘Vessels for the Future’
A new initiative launched by DNV GL aims to improve shipping’s safety record, environmental impact and global competitiveness by 2050 to create a more sustainable European transport system. 04 Mar 2015
DNV GL hull and propeller analysis
DNV GL is launching an advanced hull and propeller performance analytics module as part of the new fleet performance management service, ECO Insight. 20 Mar 2015
DNV GL addresses cybersecurity
DNV GL addressed the increasing problem of cyber threats and cybersecurity in the maritime and offshore industry at this year’s Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Shipping event. 30 Mar 2015
Transport moves from road to sea with 'Cargo Ferry'
A new eco-friendly maritime transport concept, the 'Cargo Ferry project', has been unveiled by DNV GL and presented through Nor Line's new LNG-fuelled ship, 'M/S Kvitbjørn'. 20 Apr 2015
UASC names first in class eco containership
The 18,800 teu LNG-ready vessel MV ‘Barzan’ has been named by United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), the first of a new fleet that the company claims will comprise the most environmentally friendly containerships in the world. 06 May 2015
DNV GL develops unmanned FLNG concept
DNV GL has developed a new unmanned floating LNG concept that it says overcomes many of the challenges currently faced by those looking to unlock the potential of remote offshore gas fields. 21 May 2015
DNV GL appoints new group CEO
Remi Eriksen, formerly chief operating officer of DNV GL, has been promoted to group CEO following the planned retirement of Henrik O. Madsen. 28 May 2015
DNV GL updates 2020 vision
On the first day of Nor-Shipping 2015, DNV GL has recast predictions for the year 2020 firstm published in 2012, with an amended outlook for LNG and scrubber uptake, hybrid propulsion and the use of big data across the maritime sector. 01 Jun 2015
Approval in principle for HHI SkyBench
An innovative sliding bridge from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received approval in principle (AiP) from classification society DNV GL. 03 Jun 2015
Oshima unveils LNG-fuelled Kamsarmax bulker
DNV GL has granted approval in principle (AiP) for a LNG-fuelled Kamsarmax bulk carrier concept from Oshima Shipbuilding Company. 08 Jun 2015
Versatile vessel addresses deepwater challenge
The ‘Ceona Amazon’ multi-function tie-back, field development and construction vessel is regarded as a game-changer capable of executing all aspects of deepwater projects in environmentally-challenging locations for keener logistic costs. By David Tinsley. 26 May 2015
DNV GL and Jotun announce partnership
A new cooperation aimed at improving hull performance was unveiled by class society DNV GL and paint manufacturer Jotun at Nor-Shipping last week. 10 Jun 2015
Group role for DNV GL’s Svensen
Popular and respected CEO of DNV GL – Maritime Tor Svensen has been appointed executive vice president of DNV GL Group, with former maritime COO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen taking the division’s top job. 12 Jun 2015
DNV GL to develop fuel quality tool
DNV GL is joining forces with Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) to develop a new module for its ECO Insight fleet performance management solution. 24 Jun 2015
Class approval for Procal emissions analyser
Parker Procal has received DNV GL approval for its Procal 2000 emissions analyser, which was certified as meeting industry requirements on testing for CO2, SOx and NOx. 29 Jun 2015
DNV GL launches class rules consultation
DNV GL has distributed its new merged and amended class rules to more than 800 stakeholders as part of an extensive consultation ahead of their publication in October. 01 Jul 2015
Flexible new breed raises handysize bar
The 38,762dwt geared handysize carrier ‘True Love’ has provided the Green Dolphin concept with its seagoing debut - leading a robust and exceptionally economical new generation of versatile ‘workhorses’ for multifarious bulk cargo commerce. David Tinsley reports. 06 Jul 2015
Rolls-Royce in autonomous ship project
Rolls-Royce is to participate in a €6.6 million research project to develop ship technologies that could pave the way for autonomous vessels. 06 Jul 2015
Bulbous bow refits for Hapag-Lloyd
Hapag-Lloyds is to refit 24 of its biggest vessels with bulbous bows by the end of the year, including some brought into service just last year. 08 Jul 2015
Approval for engine room simulators
Kongsberg Maritime has received DNV-GL certification for three of its latest engine room simulator models, designed to provide in-depth training on its K-Sim Engine simulator platform. 10 Jul 2015
Next-generation LNG carrier concept revealed
A project between DNV GL, Hyundai Heavy Industries, GTT and ship owner GasLog has concluded with an LNG carrier concept offering claimed energy efficiencies of around 8%, with a 5% increase in cargo capacity. 20 Jul 2015
DITAS adopts ECO Insight performance management
Turkish ship management company DITAS Marine Operations and Tanker Management Co is to employ DNV GL’s ECO Insight fleet performance management solution for its ten tankers. 18 Aug 2015
DNV GL enhances bulb optimisation service
DNV GL is enhancing its ECO retrofit service to support shipowners and operators tailoring retrofit projects for a more energy efficient future fleet. 20 Aug 2015
DNV GL adds gas bunkering notation
A new class notation for gas bunker vessels has been developed to ensure safe fuel transfer operations from one ship to another in and around ports. 24 Aug 2015
INOXCVA tanks for Crowley LNG ships
Cryogenic engineering and transportation specialist INOXCVA has supplied LNG fuel tanks for the first stage of Crowley Maritime’s LNG-fuelled 2,400 teu con-ro vessel project. 04 Sep 2015
Green Coastal Shipping partners choose projects
The Norwegian Green Coastal Shipping initiative has selected five pilot projects to develop, encompassing ships of several types fuelled by LNG, battery power and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), as well as an environmentally friendly port project. 15 Sep 2015
DNV GL approved Mark V technology
DNV GL has granted General Approval for Ship Application (GASA) for GTT's new containment system, Mark V. 28 Sep 2015
DNV GL hails launch of new rules
Efficient, flexible and future proof: Class society DNV GL believes its new rules, published today and coming into effect on 1 January 2016, set a new industry benchmark. 01 Oct 2015
Changes to shaft-bearing monitoring rules
Changes are being made to monitoring rules for seawater-lubricated propeller shafts in line with the rules governing the inspection and withdrawal of oil-lubricated stern tube systems. 05 Oct 2015
Project ReCharge launched to boost Norway's shore power capabilities
Representatives from the maritime industry are teaming up with engineers and investors to expand the use of electrically powered ships in Norway. 16 Oct 2015
DNV GL tackles cargo liquefaction threat
Class society DNV GL has published design and operational guidelines to tackle what it argues is the "most significant factor in lives lost at sea" for bulk carriers. 26 Oct 2015
ABB highlights electric potential for LNG carriers
ABB has commissioned research that it says confirms that dual-fuel diesel electric propulsion - when employed optimally and in combination with waste energy recovery technologies - can be more fuel efficient than alternative propulsion means for LNG carriers. 26 Oct 2015
DNV GL issues LNG quality measurement guidance
Class society DNV GL has issued what it believes is the first industry guidance on how to perform quality measurements and quantity metering of LNG fuel supply. 28 Oct 2015
Turbine-powered containership study
GTT, CMA CGM and DNV GL have released a technical and feasibility study for a new mega box ship – the Piston Engine Room Free Efficient Containership (PERFECt). 29 Oct 2015
DNV cert for simulators
Maritime simulator developer VSTEP has received a DNV-GL accreditation for its new generation of GMDSS simulators. 12 Nov 2015