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Bulk carriers

Helping secure optimal performance

Collaborative approach

DNV is the leading classification society for bulk carriers in terms of safety performance (according to PSC, Intercargo and publicly available benchmarking reports), as well as preparing the existing fleet to comply with decarbonization regulations and targets, and their consequences. The majority of bulkers equipped with alternative gas fuel (LNG) are built to DNV class.

We work closely with both ship owners and cargo owners to find optimal practical solutions to specific challenges, providing a rule set and comprehensive range of services covering the entire ship lifecycle, from design and construction and throughout a vessel’s operational life, including potential conversions and/or retrofits.

Global reach

With our network of experts based in all major dry-bulk shipping hubs around the world, DNV is here to serve all your needs from preliminary design approval to smart shipbuilding projects and seamless vessel-in-operation services. As the leader in digitalization and data-driven, we use state-of-the-art digital solutions to serve you 24/7 through DATETM and remote surveys.

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