The new DNV GL rules for classification of ships have now been made publicly available online for the first time.
Wah Kwong Ship Management (HK) is to adopt DNV GL’s ShipManager integrated fleet management software package to assist in the management of its fleet of 26 vessels, and nine upcoming newbuilds.Wah Kwong says that it intends to use the new systems to optimise its operations through fleet-wide data collection and analysis across its bulk carrier, tanker and LPG ships.
Turkish ship management company DITAS Marine Operations and Tanker Management Co is to implement DNV GL’s ECO Insight fleet performance management software to monitor the performance of the company’s ten tankers.
Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) and DNV GL have signed a cooperation agreement to develop a new module for DNV GL’s ECO Insight fleet performance management software.
The Department of Engineering Cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is leading a new Knowledge-Building Project for Industry that will study collision avoidance for advanced ships.
DNV GL and Norwegian paint manufacturer Jotun have signed a cooperation agreement to work on improving hull performance which will bring together DNV GL’s ECO Insight software system with Jotun’s Hull Performance Solution to collect and analyse data on hull degradation.
DNV GL grew revenues by 10 per cent in 2014, the group’s first full financial year since the 2013 merger of the Norwegian and German classification societies (DNV and GL).
Tor Svensen, CEO of DNV GL, has warned that the growing availability of communications and interconnected networks in the maritime industry is creating vulnerabilities that could be exploited by cyber attackers.
DNV GL has launched a hull and propeller performance analytics module, designed to give a more accurate picture on the impact that fouling is having on vessel performance and fuel efficiency.
Vessels for the Future, a new research initiative backed by DNV GL and over 50 other organisations, is aspiring to reach the goal of reducing maritime CO2 emissions by 80 per cent and completely eliminating SOx and NOx emissions by 2050.
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