Lloyd’s List Top 10 classification societies – DNV GL No. 1

The prestigious maritime newspaper honours DNV GL’s achievements during the IACS chairmanship. A testament of excellence running through DNV GL’s spirit, evident in all our businesses.

Once again, DNV GL leads the annual class league table published by Lloyd’s List. The maritime newspaper comments that “DNV GL has jumped considerably ahead of the competition in 2018”, claiming yet again the greatest share in the general cargo, unitised and combined carrier fleets.

Another aspect that was considered was innovation: Lloyd’s List states: “The organisation remained at the forefront of innovation, agreeing with DSIC a joint development programme for the design of a liquefied natural gas-fuelled 23,000 TEU containership, unveiling the design for an LNG-fuelled ore carrier, issuing autonomous vessel guidelines and cyber security class notations.”

Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen was honoured for his role as IACS Chairman. He spent half of 2018 as Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies, ushering in potentially consequential changes in IACS membership and strategy and adding to DNV GL’s legacy as a defining force in classification and maritime safety.

About the ranking
The Top 10 classification societies ranking is based on gross tonnage derived from data provided by Lloyd’s List Intelligence. The vessel types under consideration are bulkers, combined carriers, gas tankers, general cargo vessels, miscellaneous general cargo vessels, passenger vessels, tankers and unitised vessels. All vessels considered are above 500 GT. (Source: Lloyd’s List)

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