DNV GL and Greek Consulate General Shanghai jointly organized the third Greek Shipping Day in Nanjing Jiangsu Province today. About 100 representatives from Greek Consulate General, Greek ship owners’ community in China, Chinese shipyards, media and DNV GL participated the event.
Area Manager Ioannis Chiotopoulos says, “it’s our great pleasure to cooperate with Greek Consulate General in Shanghai to have this Greek Shipping Day III, the third event since we launched in 2013. Our intention is to build a platform among the Greek Shipping Community and Chinese ship builders to communicate and have discussion over the challenges and opportunities facing the industry today. We hope the event will benefit the maritime industry and drive the industry to develop safer, smarter and greener.”
Regional Manager Torgeir Sterri says, “Both Greek and China are great nations with long history and rich culture. They all play important roles in the world maritime arena. It’s encouraging to see the Greek Shipping Day III happen in a time when the both great countries Greek and China have further strengthened their bilateral relationship in particular in the maritime industry. We DNV GL in Greater China has a long history dated back to 1888 and the recent merger of DNV and GL deepens our commitment to both the Greek Shipping community and Chinese shipbuilding industry through a broader set of products and services across all ship types and offshore sector, more in-depth expertise and a denser global network which is second to none.”
As a world leading class society, DNV GL’s technology and expertise covers all ship types and mobile offshore units in particular these high-value and complex ship types. DNV GL commits to support the maritime industry and provide risk management services including ship and offshore classification, ship survey, certification for materials and components, and advisory services for the whole life cycle of a ship or a mobile offshore unit. DNV GL’s great focus on quality and technology and innovation has been widely recognized in the industry including the Greek ship owners and Chinese ship builders.
DNV GL is a leading international class society in China with a history dated back to 1888. DNV GL has been involved in many of the “biggest” and “most advanced” ship building projects in China. Most of deep water and complex offshore units produced in China are classed by DNV GL. With dedicated professional staff, DNV GL in Greater China commits to support the ship owners, ship yards and design institutions in developing and construction of the new generation green and high efficient vessel types in China.
Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.
Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight. With our origins stretching back to 1864, our reach today is global. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16, 000 professionals are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.
DNV GL employed its first surveyor in China in 1888. The regional office of DNV GL moved from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 1995. Today China is one of the most important markets for DNV GL. We currently have about 1, 200 employees working in 36 offices across 20 cities in Greater China.