With the delivery of Hamburg Süd’s 85,676 GT, 7,100 TEU containership Santa Rosa, the fleet classified with Germanischer Lloyd (GL) exceeds 100 million GT. The Hamburg headquartered classification society currently has more than 7,200 ships from over 1,900 shipping companies worldwide under regular technical supervision.
“We have been able to double the fleet in class over the last six years,” says Erik van der Noordaa, CEO of the GL Group, “and we want to have achieved the next 10 million GT by the end of next year.”
The 300-meter-long Santa Roosa built by South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, fulfils the requirements of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) the soon to be mandatory energy efficiency measure. The serving GL fleet is made up of 68 percent container ships, tenper cent multi-purpose vessels, nine percent bulk carriers and seven percent tankers. GL Class ships sail under 114 different flags, the most prevalent being those of the Administrations of Antigua and Barbuda, Germany, Liberia, Singapore, Indonesia and Cyprus.
September 6, 2011