DNV and GL Merger a Done Deal

The merger between class titans Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd has received final approval from competition authorities and the new company will be operational beginning September 12, 2013. The new company, formally known as DNV GL Group, dethrones ClassNK as the world’s largest ship and offshore classification society to the maritime industry with an … [Read more...]

DNV and GL Group Announce Landmark Merger

A merger of international classification superpowers has been announced today. Norwegian classification society Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and German classification society Germanischer Lloyd have agreed to merge their respective businesses in 2013.  The new entity will be called DNV GL Group.  If approved, this merger will be responsible for classing a combined tonnage of 265 … [Read more...]

GL Forum: The Use of 3D Technology in Shipping and Shipbuilding

Hamburg/Germany– Ships and offshore units are specialist structures with high requirements for efficiency and availability throughout their entire life cycle. Many of the processes, from production all the way to operation, can now be supported by 3D models and computer graphics. As with most developing technologies, this change brings up a number of questions. How can … [Read more...]

GL Provides EEDI Certificates for Four Super Green Vessels

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has presented UK-based shipper Carisbrooke Shipping with energy efficiency design index (EEDI) certificates for four low emission dry cargo vessels, the German classification society said in a statement today. The four 8500 DWT vessels - Vectis Eagle, Falcon, Harrier and Osprey - are built by Chinese shipyard Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding and … [Read more...]

GL Halts Iran Business [REPORT]

Ship classification society Germanischer Lloyd has reportedly stopped verifying safety and environmental standards for ship's belonging to Iran's biggest shipping companies, Reuters reports. GL is the latest class society to pledge an end to Iran operations in response to EU sanctions targetting the country's disputed nuclear programme and pressure from the U.S.-based United … [Read more...]