Our classification services make your ship fit for sailing. Rely on our support during the ship's entire lifetime.
Our worldwide network of 300 survey stations is ready to issue statutory certificates on behalf of 130 flag states.
Make sure your products are fit for purpose and meet all relevant requirements, regulations or standards.
Benefit from our expert advisory services designed to mobilise the full potential of your asset and operations.
Our classification services ensure your MOU is up to the task - with support during design, construction and operations.
We certify maritime training, programmes, simulators and simulator centres to ensure your high level of quality.
DNV GL is a globally leading provider of software for a safer, smarter and greener future in the maritime industry.
Our aim is to provide customers with the insight and ability they need to tackle existing and future challenges. As an innovation powerhouse, we continuously invest heavily in research and development – together with the industry and stakeholders – with the purpose of making you better prepared for the future.
Safer - Smarter - Greener: Our three main areas of research focus on improving ship design and operation.
We explore the possibilities of maritime technology and identify promising innovations – to offer both insight and foresight.
We drive innovation by joining forces with our customers and playing an active role in joint development projects.
We explore new research frontiers – with public-funded projects in cooperation with our customers and other stakeholders.
With almost half of the world's container fleet in DNV GL class, we are your first choice in container shipping.
Operational flexibility is key when it comes to MPVs. We deliver.
Safe and cost-effective transport of your bulk goods is our goal.
Sensitive cargo requires careful consideration. We know tankers.
DNV GL are pioneers in gas carrier development, classification and risk management.
Having been part of the industry for the last 40 years, DNV GL knows OSVs like no other.
Safer and more comfortable passenger vessels are our aim in all we do.
Working close with our customers, DNV GL is an innovation leader for more efficient transport.
Tailor-made solutions for unique purposes and all conditions - made by DNV GL.
We ensure barges remain up-to-date and conform to upcoming standards and innovations.
We combine performance with passenger safety and comfort, offering access to top-class experts.
The rules, standards and guidelines developed by the experts at DNV GL are based on extensive research and development, the know-how and experience of our engineers and the comprehensive feedback from our worldwide network of surveyors. Included in this section are the DNV GL rules and the existing rule sets of both former DNV and GL, which are still up to date and fully valid. Find our rules for classification of all types of vessels, our statutory interpretations, offshore standards, approval programmes and more.
The DNV GL rules give regulations for the use of DNV and GL rules until we have fully established common rules.
Explore the existing DNV rules and standards for your DNV-classed vessels.
For your GL-classed vessels, learn more about the existing GL rules and guidelines.
For ships, processes and applications according to GL-Rules.
We are committed to upholding the standards of the IMO, to improve safety and security of international shipping.
DNV GL is a member of the IACS, an interest organisation that is dedicated to safe ships and clean seas.
Keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in the ever changing maritime industry is a huge challenge. The Maritime Academy is the perfect partner to support you in this – worldwide.
See which vessels are classed with DNV or GL at a glance - together with their basic technical details.
As a customer with DNV-classed vessels, you can find the familiar DNV Exchange, offering all the information you need, here.
Customers with GL-classed vessels can access the familiar GL Tools here and enjoy a full range of useful information.
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Moving from a regime of scheduled rule-based maintenance to a data-driven risk-based regime can lead to more accurate and timely maintenance resulting in increased safety, lower costs and greater availability of ship systems. A new report “Beyond condition monitoring in the maritime industry”, from classification society DNV GL’s Research and Innovation division, looks at the state of the art in condition monitoring for predictive maintenance and the potential benefits of introducing new maintenance strategies into the shipping industry.
Hartmann Schiffahrts Gmbh & Co. KG, Jaccar Holdings, HB Hunte Engineering and DNV GL, signed a letter of intent for the classification of five ECO STAR 85k very large ethane carriers. Mr Jean Labescat from Jaccar Holdings, Mr Ulrich Adami, Technical Director of Hartmann Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG, Mr Frerk Brand, Managing Director of HB Hunte Engineering, and Mr Torsten Schramm, DNV GL Maritime’s COO for Division Germany, Middle East & Asia, signed the agreement at the SMM trade fair.
The increasing stress placed on land based logistic networks is driving the search for alternatives. One of the most promising is short sea shipping; therefore researchers at classification society DNV GL have developed “ReVolt”, a vessel that is greener, smarter and safer than conventionally fuelled and operated vessels. Autonomous, fully battery powered and highly efficient – “ReVolt” is a new shipping concept that offers a possible solution to the growing need for transport capacity.