The Class Society for Combination Carrier Technology.
Combination Carriers include:
- Ships intended for separate carriage of oil and dry cargoes in bulk (notation: Bulk Carrier or Tanker for Oil)
- Ships intended for separate carriage of oil and ore in bulk (notation: Ore Carrier or Tanker for Oil)
- Combination of the two above, so-called OBO (Oil/Bulk/Ore carrier)
DNV classification services focus on safety of the ship, cargo and crew, combined with efficient operations.
- We are a leading class society for building and operation of carriers, with a global network of skilled surveyors and customer service managers.
- Our experienced staff can provide practical training in design issues, interpretation of new rules and regulations, and inspection and maintenance issues.
- We have the expertise, and understand tanker operations in cold climates.
- We can help operators implement management and maintenance systems accepted by charterers’ vetting scheme, including the ISM code and OCIMF’s TMSA guidelines.
- We invest heavily in R&D, and in our publications such as “DNV Bulk Carrier Update” and “DNV Tanker Update”, we document the results of these R&D efforts, helping you to stay on top of current technologies and trends influencing the tanker business.
- We have implemented a simple and efficient procedure for entries into DNV class.
The combination carriers are subject to demanding duties, which mean that they must be built, loaded and operated with keen attention. DNV has been in the forefront of risk management for combination carriers, and currently the following selected topics are high on our agenda to maintain this lead:
We have for many years been the major class for tankers as well as for ore carriers, and are now the fastest growing class for bulk carriers. We use this experience to ensure we also serve the combination carrier market in an optimal way, and support novel designs such as Klaveness’ “Cabu” series for dry bulk and liquid caustic soda solution.