Know your vessel lay-up options - guidance paper

Download our 16-page guidance paper including essential information centred round optimal vessel lay-up procedures

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In these times of volatile global markets, taking a ship out of service for one or several months may be the most profitable option until demand rises again. What was once a simple issue of finding a safe, sheltered mooring is today much more complex – in line with modern ships and more elaborate regulations.

With over 13,000 vessels in class, DNV GL has the accumulated expertise and insights to advise shipowners on how best to lay up their vessels – from container ships to bulk carriers, multi-purpose vessels and all other ship types.

Our new 16-page guideline “Know your vessel lay-up options" provides you compact insights and cost details of the different lay-up options. Use the form below to request your copy for download.

In addition, you can find the latest issue of the class notation "Lay-up of vessels" on our class guideline page. This informs you about our recommended practices, gained from experience during the major lay-ups in the shipping industry in the 1970s, 1980s and 2009.

Maritime advisory also provides customized services for a safe and cost-efficient vessel lay-up. Learn more on the maritime advisory lay-up support page