“Today’s shipping industry is facing a challenging operational environment characterized by fierce competition, economic uncertainties and more demanding regulations. At the same time, technology is developing rapidly – some of which can help companies improve their operations, both in terms of efficiency and safety. As a leading classification society, we can support the sector in adapting to this ‘new normal’. Keeping abreast of technological innovation and finding practical applications for use in the maritime community is our top priority,” says Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime.
In this issue of MARITIME IMPACT, the reader will find many examples where DNV GL is assisting its customers to benefit from advanced technologies: drones improve surveys of cargo tanks and hard-to-reach spaces; e-certification enables quick certificate authentication around the world; machine learning enhances responsiveness and quality; and much more.
Environmental regulations and the need to improve operational efficiency continue to have a fundamental impact on shipping. MARITIME IMPACT investigates the best options to fulfil the NOX regulation in ECAs. Read how ship managers have identified the most cost-effective combination of energy efficiency enhancements for their fleet with the assistance of DNV GL’s advisory services. And learn about DNV GL’s new Virtual Trial desktop app and evaluation service that allow every yard and owner to use CFD simulation to optimize hull performance.
This issue of MARITIME IMPACT includes, amongst others, the following topics:
The Drone Squad – DNV GL has adapted its survey technology to various ship structures. Recently, a new milestone was reached with its first offshore drone survey.
The Path to Digital Classification – DNV GL is holding a steady course in the digital transformation of its classification services with the launch of electronic certificates and a smart survey booking tool.
Ready to Face the Extremes – Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ new expedition cruise ships are state-of-the-art vessels. With the help of DNV GL, they not only satisfy the most stringent environmental requirements, but are also highly energy-efficient.
Additive Manufacturing – 3D printing has the potential to transform the maritime industry. Join us for a journey into the future.
Arctic Shipping – Why the industry should share more data with marine insurers to assess and manage risk in polar regions.
The MARITIME IMPACT magazine is now available for download at www.dnvgl.com/mm