About DNV - Maritime

DNV is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures.

We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.

With 12,000 of the world’s ships and mobile offshore units in our fleet, we have unmatched technological experience in all ship and mobile offshore unit segments. A dense surveyor network offering local service from 350 offices in more than 100 countries.

In addition to classification services, we help customers improve the cost-effectiveness and availability of their fleets with a broad range of advisory, training and software services.

More on DNV - Maritime:

  • 3,700+ employees in the global maritime industry 
  • Principal design approval centres: Hamburg, Germany and Høvik, Norway
  • Additional plan approval centres: Busan, South Korea, Shanghai, PRC and in Kobe, Japan, Gdynia, Poland

Maritime services overview

Explore our full range of services


Ship classification

Verifying compliance for both newbuildings and ships in operation


Offshore classification

Ensuring compliance and the safety of offshore units


Certification of materials and components

Certification of materials, components and systems for ships and offshore units, manufacturers and service suppliers


Flag state and coastal state services

Over 100 maritime administrations have authorized DNV to perform statutory services on their behalf, including ISM; ISPS; and MLC, 2006 services



Expert advisory support to realize the full potential of your operations and newbuilding projects


Digital solutions and software

Proven solutions for data smart fleet management, efficient port clearance and ship design


Maritime academy

Providing training courses globally for the maritime industry based on your individual needs


Competence certification

DNV SeaSkill™ standards raise the level of competence within your organizations – on board and on land


Software training

Technical software courses to help you use DNV software


Management system certification

Offering a broad range of services, including accredited management system certification

Adresse du bureau

Brooktorkai 18

20457 Hamburg


Adresse postale

Brooktorkai 18

20457 Hamburg


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