The Class Society for Container Ship Technology.
Container ships are exclusively intended for the carriage of containers.
We invest heavily in R & D, and in publications such as "DNV Container Ship Update" we document the results of these R & D efforts, helping you to stay on top of current technologies and trends influencing the container carrier business.
Investment in new containerships has been substantial in the last decades. The world fleet has grown by more than 10% per year on average - an unparalleled growth rate in modern shipping.
DNV classification services focus on safety of the ship, cargo and crew, combined with cost efficient operation.
New, bigger designs are emerging rapidly and the value of cargo is increasing. Therefore, it is necessary with a proactive approach to deal effectively with the hazards associated with containerships. DNV has a long history of addressing risk management for container ships, and currently the following selected topics are high on our agenda:
We have been awarded an increasing share of the classification of containership over the last years, both newbuilds and class entry of existing ship built to other class standards. Thus we have experience in operation with our own DNV newbuild standard and that of our competitors.
The biggest design we have reviewed is a 16 000TEU post panamax for Korean builders.