Changes in GL’s Executive Board

Thursday, September 27, 2007
Rainer Schöndube, Member of the Executive Board at Germanischer Lloyd AG, will conclude his tenure at the classification society based in Hamburg on 30 September 2007. Over 200 guests came to his farewell at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hamburg. At the beginning of Schöndube's career, in 1980, Germanischer Lloyd had 535 employees. Today, over 4,100 employees in over 76 countries work for the classification society. During this period Germanischer Lloyd's newbuilding orderbook rose from 1.1 million GT to over 24 million GT. The Fleet in Service which Germanischer Lloyd monitors has grown since 1980 from 16.5 million GT to over 70 million GT. The number of ships under regular supervision has nearly doubled, and currently totals more than 6,300 units. Germanischer Lloyd is the market leader in the classification of containerships and multi-purpose units. It has also had considerable success on the market with the classification of tanker and bulk carrier newbuildings. Some of the milestones in Rainer Schöndube's career include the incorporation of the Deutsche Schiffs-Revision und Klassifikation (DSRK), the East German classification society in 1990/1991, the EU class directive of 1994 and the resulting modernization process of the society - from being similar to an administration to a modern technical service company. In addition to the extension of the international network of experts and authorities, and the establishment of the Asia Pacific Division in 1998, other milestones include the development of the "Industrial Services" business segment, the successful prevention of a hostile takeover and the planned construction of new GL headquarters in Hamburg's "Hafencity". Schöndube will remain affiliated with Germanischer Lloyd as an external advisor. After his retirement, the Executive Board of Germanischer Lloyd will consist of Dr. Hermann J. Klein and Dr. Joachim Segatz.
Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Schlumberger Announces Q1 Results

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported first-quarter 2014 revenue from continuing operations of $11.24 billion versus $11.91 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, and $10.

Russia Ships First Oil From Offshore Arctic Platform

President Vladimir Putin hailed Russia's first shipment of Arctic offshore oil on Friday, saying the platform decried by environmentalists will help Moscow expand its global energy markets share.

Shipping Turns From Banks to Equity Markets for Cash

Shipping companies are turning to equity markets to fill a growing funding gap, betting that investors hungry for decent returns will provide capital to a sector

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1413 sec (7 req/sec)