The Leading Class Society for General Cargo Carriers and Ro/Ro Vessels.
General Cargo Carriers are ships arranged for lift on/lift off cargo handling and intended for carriage of general dry cargoes. Ships arranged for roll-on roll-off cargo handling are denoted additional notation Ro/Ro. DNV classification services focus on safety of the ship, cargo and crew, combined with efficient operations.
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 general cargo carriers. DNV has a long history of addressing risk management for general cargo carriers, and below is a list of links to some of the topics high on our agenda.
DNV's long experience in this ship type has made us a leader in the classification of Ro/Ro vessels and flexible designs. In particular our abilities within direct wave load and strength analysis has made us a preferred class for new, innovative designs.