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Our expanded network is ready to meet all your maritime needs – from every type of ship to components and offshore installations. Extensive research and development collaborations form the basis for our innovative, reliable solutions.

Research & development

Increased safety, cost-effective operations, smart solutions - that's what our R&D is all about.

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.

Special topics

We understand important maritime topics and provide guidance
We take a holistic approach to relevant topics in the maritime industry and have the know-how to deliver the crucial background information, interactive tools and valuable round-ups you need to make the right decisions for your fleet and business.

Ship types

DNV GL - unrivalled expertise across all ship segments
The combined expertise of DNV GL focuses on your needs: safety, tradability and total cost of operation. Today, we deliver the full range of services for classification, certification, statutory services, verification and advisory - to designers, yards, manufacturers, owners, operators and other stakeholders of all ship types. With roughly 16,000 experts at 300 sites in more than 100 countries, we are there to serve you exactly where and when you need us. DNV GL has dedicated ship type expert teams to support the entire range of maritime shipping, from fishing vessels to tankers:

Rules & standards

DNV GL - the world's leading classification society, providing safer, smarter and greener shipping for nearly 150 years.

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.

Training courses

Our Maritime Academy helps you to improve your business performance and achieve your goals through targeted training.

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.

Exchange & tools

Benefit from comprehensive information - for all stakeholders in the maritime industry.
The DNV GL vessel register provides a listing of all vessels that are currently sailing under DNV or GL class including length, loading capacity, engine power, periods of class and much more. DNV Exchange will continue to provide an easy-to-use interface for customers with DNV-classed vessels to gain both general and specific ship information. For customers with GL-classed vessels, GL Tools are also still available - designed to pave the way for efficient processes and procedures. To quickly access all login-required platforms, please go to the "Log In" button at the top of this page.