The Leading Class Society for Passenger Ships.
There are two main categories of passenger ships:
- Passenger Ship is designed primarily for carriage of passengers
- Car and Train Ferry is a Ro/Ro ship designed for regular transport of passengers and vehicles (these may also be pure Car Ferry or pure Train Ferry, in both cases also carrying passengers)
DNV classification services focus on safety of the ship, cargo, passengers and crew
, combined with efficient, and comfortable operations
- We are a leading class society for building and operation of passenger ships, in particular for Ro/Ro novel designs, with a global network of skilled surveyors and customer service managers
- DNV has leading-edge competence and tools for providing advice on how to combat noise and vibrations onboard passenger vessels
- Our experienced staff can provide practical training in design issues, interpretation of new Rules and Regulations, and inspection and maintenance issues
- We invest heavily in R&D, and in our publications we document the results of these R&D efforts, helping you to stay on top of current technologies and trends influencing the business of passenger ships.
- We have implemented a simple and efficient procedure for entries into DNV class.
New, innovative, faster and bigger designs are emerging rapidly. Therefore, it is necessary with a proactive approach to deal effectively with the hazards associated with passenger ships. DNV has a long history of addressing risk management for passenger ships, 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 passenger ships and various Ro/Ro designs, with more than 20% of these vessels flying our class. In particular our abilities within direct wave load and strength analysis has made us a preferred class for new, innovative designs. We have special experience with ship types as:
- Coastal Express - Ship designed for carriage of passengers and cargo for domestic trade.
- Cruise Ships - Ship intended for carriage of passengers only.
- Ferries - Ships intended for regular transport of passengers and vehicles.
- Ropax - Ships intended for carriage of heavy cargo, vehicles and a limited number of passengers. The cargo is transferred to and from the ship and between cargo spaces onboard by means of vehicles.