DNV GL: Fuel choice the essential decision in shipping decarbonization

The just-released fourth edition of DNV GL’s Maritime Forecast to 2050 identifies fuel choice as the essential decision facing shipping as it charts a path to decarbonization. And while there are many

Passenger ferry designers look ahead

Electric Drives and Composites Proven in Europe In Norway, where many short routes essentially fill in gaps in highway systems, battery-hybrid and all-electric ferries have started to become an every day reality

HHI wins DNV GL approval for new VLCC concept

DNV GL has granted South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) a general approval for ship application (GASA) for a new concept for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) with a centerline oil-tight

DNV GL says remote in-water surveys using ROV are a world first

Classification society DNV GL reports that it has carried out the world’s first in-water remote ship surveys, using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). In-water bottom surveys using ROVs have now been carried

Norway expels Russian in DNV GL employee spy case

Norway’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday expelled a Russian diplomat linked to a case in which an employee of DNV GL was taken into custody by PST, the Norwegian security agency, on August

ABB speciaists offer maintenance services 24-7 from eight ABB Ability Collaborative Operations Centers


When the De Hoop Shipyard in Lobith, Netherlands, took its latest newbuild on sea trials off Rotterdam in May, it notched up an unintended “world’s first.” The ship that the yard was

Seaspan completes successful remote DoC audit with DNV GL

In another example of how remote techniques are helping the maritime industry cope with COVID-19 related restrictions, Seaspan Corporation, the world’s largest container tonnage provider, has become the latest vessel owner to

Flag state approval clears way for first conversion of LPG carrier to LPG fueling

Following acceptance of the design by the Isle of Man Ship Registry, BW LPG is to go ahead with its plan to convert the engines of 12 of its Very Large Gas

Viking first shipping line to gain DNV GL My Care verification of COVID-19 risk management measures

Finland’s Viking Line has become the first shipping company in the world to have its COVID-19 risk management measures verified under a new DNV GL methodology called My Care. DNV GL says

VIDEO: Drone tank inspection takes another step forward

Remote drone inspection technology continues to grow in sophistication and capabilities. In the recent inspection of a 19.4 meter high oil tank on board an FPSO in Norway, the video shot by