The Leading Class Society for Tanker for Oil.
Oil carriers are ships intended for transport of oil in bulk, whereas oil product carriers are ships intended for transport of all types of oil products except crude oil. In gross tonnes, tankers (including gas carriers and chemical tankers) amount for more than one third of the worlds sailing fleet.
DNV classification services focus on safety of the ship, cargo and crew, combined with efficient operations.
- We are the leading class society for building and operation of tankers, 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. Almost 400 of the DNV-classed tankers are ice strengthened.
- We can help operators implement management and maintenance systems accepted by charterers vetting scheme, including the ISM code and OCIMF’s TMSA guidelines.
- We pioneered the development of software for calculation according to the CSR for Tankers. We have made robust tools which are fit for purpose, focusing on the vital aspects of safe and efficient operation of the ships.
- We know the structural fatigue challenges facing oil tankers, and have world-leading expertise in this area.
- We invest heavily in R&D, and in our publications such as “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.
Being the leading class for tankers for many years, we have accumulated unique experience and knowledge about risk management for tankers, 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 – close to 25% of all tankers operate with DNV class. Our market share is still growing, and currently we classify close to 49 million gt of tankers, ranging from ULCC and VLCC’s to Aframax and smaller vessels. Our current order book for newbuildings amounts to 21 million gt for tankers. About 80% of all shuttle tankers operating in the North Sea are classed by DNV.