DNV GL: LNG Tank Capacity Points to ‘New Era’ in Ship Fuel

The rapid growth in installed LNG tank capacity points to a potential boom in LNG for larger vessels over the coming years and could mark the start of a new era in ship fuel, according Martin Wold, head of the Alternative Fuels Insight (AFI) platform at DNV GL – Maritime. “There are now 163 LNG-fuelled ships in operation and a further 155 ships on order,” said Wold at a … [Read more...]

Contract Signed for First Classed Offshore Wind Vessel in U.S.

Classification DNV GL on Wednesday announced it has been awarded a contract to class a purpose-built offshore wind vessel built in the United States. The contract was awarded by WindServe Marine, LLC covering for offshore Crew Transfer Vessel for Ørsted North America. The contract covers the construction of the vessel, which will be the first offshore wind vessel built in … [Read more...]

DNV GL Rolls Out Remote Surveys for Entire Classed Fleet

Classification society DNV GL announced Friday that it's started offering remote surveys for some inspections on board all DNV GL classed vessels. This means that for a range of surveys, a DNV GL surveyor will not be required to travel to the vessel. Instead, surveyor's will video streaming to provide support to vessels anywhere in the world with documentation, images, video … [Read more...]

Oil Demand Seen Peaking by 2023 While Climate Targets Missed, DNV GL Report Shows

By Kelly Gilblom (Bloomberg) -- Within 20 years, oil use will have long since peaked, renewables and natural gas will account for about half of energy supply and the cost of keeping the lights on will plummet. But that still won’t be enough to meet climate goals, according to a forecast from energy and maritime services company DNV GL Group AS. Even with crude oil demand … [Read more...]

China Ranks as Top Maritime Nation in the World, Report Says

China is the world's top shipping nation, followed by United States and Japan in the second and third spots, respectively, according to a new report released this week DNV GL and Menon Economics. The report, titled “The Leading Maritime Nations of the World”, was presented at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg, Germany. The study benchmarks the 30 leading maritime nations … [Read more...]