Hapag-Lloyd Signs Agreement with Germanischer Lloyd
Hapag-Lloyd and Germanischer Lloyd have signed a framework agreement which covers the classification of and statutory attendance to the units sailing under GL class. This move places the partnership between GL and Hapag-Lloyd on a new and innovative footing. The agreement will automatically include all Hapag-Lloyd newbuildings classed by Germanischer Lloyd, resulting in a considerable reduction in administrative procedures. Over 40 pecent of the worldwide container ship fleet is sailing under Germanischer Lloyd class. Every second container ship is built to GL class. Besides orders for container carriers with a total tonnage of 1.7m GT, Germanischer Lloyd's order book for October 2006 also listed orders for tankers, bulk carriers and passenger ship newbuildings.
Bureau Veritas to Make Improved Offer for GL
Bureau Veritas is preparing an improved offer for presentation later this week to the shareholders of Germanischer Lloyd, as it pushes ahead with its plan to combine the strengths of the two societies to create a new global leader in ship classification, based in Hamburg. The original Bureau Veritas share acquisition offer was presented to Germanischer Lloyd shareholders on November 9, since which time other potential investors have reportedly declared an intention to acquire an interest in the Hamburg-headquartered classification society. But Bureau Veritas is confident that the revised terms of its new offer will be attractive to Germanischer Lloyd shareholders, while creating a long-term global market leader in maritime classification in Hamburg.
GL Opens Dalian Office
Pictured is Mr. congratulated Germanischer Lloyd Dalian on the occasion. Purpose Vessels. With an open day and a ceremonial dinner Germanischer Lloyd has opened its new office facilities in Dalian last week. Station Manager Tian Tao. Vice director of Tian Jin Xingang Shipyard, Mr. ago. has now grown to a team of 20 surveyors and supporting staff. Germanischer Lloyd. materials and components are steadily increasing. serving shipyards, supply industry and shipping companies. tankers are on order at almost 50 shipyards. Kaohsiung, Dalian and Ningbo. the Division Office East Asia. workforce of over 175 in the "Greater China" region.
GL Executive Board and Supervisory Board Reject Takeover Bid by BV
The Executive Board and Supervisory Board of Germanischer Lloyd AG advise their shareholders to reject the acquisition offer by Bureau Veritas. It would neither meet the needs of the Society and its 3,200 employees, nor be in the best interests of the shareholders themselves. After due examination and assessment of the purchase proposal, both bodies of the Society have issued a joint statement to the shareholders, detailing their reasons for rejecting the offer. The risks of the envisaged takeover by far outweigh any possible benefits. Executive Board Member Rainer Schöndube. The Supervisory Board too advises against accepting the offer.
BV to Acquire Majority Shareholding in Germanischer Lloyd
Bureau Veritas has made an offer to all Germanischer Lloyd shareholders to acquire their shares. Once completed, the proposed alliance will create the global leader in ship classification. The worldwide headquarters of the new division combining Germanischer Lloyd and Bureau Veritas marine activities will be based in Hamburg. The Bureau Veritas offer results from various discussions held with major shareholders of Germanischer Lloyd in the past, and from independent market analysis that shows the economic potential of a combined Germanischer Lloyd and Bureau Veritas. The offer was handed over on November 9, 2006, to Germanischer Lloyd shareholders.
Changes in GL’s Executive Board
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. 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 Inaugurates Office Facilities in Dalian
With an open day and a ceremonial dinner Germanischer Lloyd has opened its new office facilities in Dalian last week. More than 150 representatives of new building and repair shipyards, ship owners and manufacturers of materials and components from Dalian and the surrounding area attended the event hosted by Station Manager Tian Tao. Vice director of Tian Jin Xingang Shipyard, Mr. Pan Yan Zhong, congratulated Germanischer Lloyd Dalian on the occasion and highlighted the technical support and service orientation the classification society has provided since the beginning of the cooperation almost ten years ago.
Singaporean Maritime Industry Gathers for GL 140th Anniversary
With more than 150 representatives of the shipowners, shipyards, supply industry and administrations of the Singaporean maritime arena Germanischer Lloyd celebrated its 140th anniversary in Singapore. From the very beginning, the classification society Germanischer Lloyd has been present in Asia. In 1869, just two years after its foundation in Hamburg, Germany, the society opened its first office in Singapore to provide engineering services to the Asian maritime industry. Today, Germanischer Lloyd Singapore consists of 23 employees that serve 120 customers - ship owners, ship managers, shipyards, workshops, materials and components suppliers as well as service suppliers in the local region.
Vietnam Maritime University and GL Sign Cooperation Agreement
An collaboration on engineering training, including practical training courses, has been agreed between classification society Germanischer Lloyd and Vietnam Maritime University (VIMARU). The cooperation was signed during VietShip 2008 trade fair by DSc. Dang Van Uy, Headmaster of VIMARU, Dr. at GL, and Hans-Ulrich Schulze, Director of GL Academy. Germanischer Lloyd will provide two awards for outstanding academic performance to two best students of the VIMARU, a Naval Architect and a Marine Engineer, each year during the Graduation Ceremony. In , the contact between students, professors and Germanischer Lloyd is continuously being supported. The GL Academy, for instance, regularly offers different maritime further education seminars. is based in .
Germanischer Lloyd at Seatrade Cruise Shipping
A cruise ship scrapes a reef. A fire breaks out in a storage room. The many different scenarios the Emergency Response Service (ERS) of Germanischer Lloyd has to handle are often hazardous for passengers, seamen and the environment. The emergency service for ships in trouble, already used by ten passenger ships, is presented at Seatrade Cruise Shipping. It is essential for the rescue service to have a computational model giving all the technical data for the ship in question. To produce this, Germanischer Lloyd works with HECSALV, a special "salvage software". If the ship has been classed by Germanischer Lloyd, existing model data can be used. In an emergency situation, the model is used to carry out a computerized simulation of the circumstances of the accident. rescue scenario.
Germanischer Lloyd Celebrates 140th Anniversary
More than 100 representatives of the Polish Industry interested in and involved with systems certifications gathered at Warsaw's exclusive Business Centre Club to celebrate Germanischer Lloyd's 140th anniversary. At the same time, the event marked the inauguration of GL's Industrial Services' new office in the Polish capital. stated. In 2003 Germanischer Lloyd founded Germanischer Lloyd Certification - Baltic Sea (GLC-BS), which is solely focussed on systems certification. Head of the new office in Warsaw and GL's Country Manager Industrial Services Poland is Dagmara Zygowska. She informed about the existing services of GLC-BS as well as new products and accreditations inside the certification business.
GL Receives Russian Flag Authorization
Alexander Klyavin (left), Assistant Secretary Deputy Minister of Transportation of the Russian Federation, and Dr Hermann J. Klein, Executive Board Member of Germanischer Lloyd signing the agreement. The Russian Maritime Authority has authorized classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) to perform statutory duties on ships with Russian flag. Germanischer Lloyd is the very first foreign society to be granted this right. Russian shipowners can now choose GL as their recognized organization, and thus profit from the society's longtime expertise in the maritime industry.
Merger Approved: Noble Denton, GL
The Norwegian cartel authority Konkurransetilsynet has approved the merger of Noble Denton with Germanischer Lloyd (GL). The two companies had announced their merger on 1 April 2009. Together, Germanischer Lloyd and Noble Denton will form a global technical assurance and consulting company to serve the oil and gas sector. The purchase of Noble Denton is the largest corporate acquisition in the history of Germanischer Lloyd. Germanischer Lloyd and Noble Denton will provide consulting, assurance as well as project management on a worldwide scale especially for the oil & gas and renewable energy sectors as well as for the maritime industry. The spectrum of services ranges from design and construction, transportation and installation.
GL Appoints New VP
The new Vice President Division East Asia of Germanischer Lloyd is Dr Volkmar Wasmansdorff. As a process engineer with considerable professional experience in Asia, he will be responsible for the business activities of the Germany based classification society in Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand. Born in Wilhelmshaven, he studied mechanical and process engineering after serving in the German Navy. Dr Wasmansdorff succeeds Hergen Thielemann, who retires this week after almost 20 years with Germanischer Lloyd. In the presence of more than 150 guests from all over Asia, Mr.
GL Acquires Advantica
Germanischer Lloyd acquires the British Advantica Holding, based in Loughborough, with 660 employees worldwide from National Grid plc. With this acquisition, Germanischer Lloyd will double its turnover in the oil and gas industry and significantly strengthen its position in the UK, Middle East and US markets. Advantica concentrates on oil and gas installations and pipeline networks and is therefore an expert for risk and safety analyzes, offering consulting services for installation design and the optimization of operations. To date, the Germanischer Lloyd Industrial Services unit has focused on asset and process safety, production know-how and inspections as well as evaluation of structures and safety related components.
GL to Participate in USCG's ACP
Germanischer Lloyd has been authorized to participate in the U.S. Coast Guard's (USCG) Alternate Compliance Program (ACP). signing on Friday. Now, U.S. profit from its longtime expertise in the maritime industry. authorization from USCG. The approval marks the result of a lengthy and intensive cooperation: As an authorized classification society (ACS), Germanischer Lloyd has already carried out numerous statutory functions on behalf of USCG since 1992. Earlier ACS Agreements were signed in 2001 and 2003, comprising International Load Line Certificate, International Tonnage Certificate, MARPOL 73/78 Annex I, International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate and International Safety Management Certificate.
Canadian Committee of GL Meets in Montreal
The "Hull Lifecycle Management Report" was introduced at the 13th annual meeting of the Canadian Committee of Germanischer Lloyd in Montreal. It is a tool to monitor the ship's condition throughout its lifetime, according to Jens Schreiter, Head of Division Ships in Operation at Germanischer Lloyd. He presented the Hull Lifecycle Program (HLP) which generates a 3D-computer model of the ship's hull to evaluate the longitudinal strength, fatigue and buckling. With the results of this calculation an in-depth survey of both the vessel's hull and machinery is conducted. Thickness measurements as well as extensive tests of relevant machinery elements will be taken to support the survey.
GL at Maritime Vietnam
The entire spectrum of classification services for ship newbuilding, fleet in service and certification of materials and components is being presented by Germanischer Lloyd at the Maritime Vietnam trade fair in Ho Chi Minh City this week. Also, training courses for shipyards, technical support and consulting on rules and regulations are being showcased. The one hour workshop Managing Newbuildings and More, taking place on November 8 during the trade fair, presents an overview of the comprehensive maritime training program by GL Academy. The seminars offer expert skills combined with wide-ranging practical experience. The courses convey the experience and know-how of Germanischer Lloyd and address technical and managerial challenges of shipyards.
GL Participates in INMARCO Conference
"Advanced Techniques in Tanker Design and Operation" is the topic of a presentation by Germanischer Lloyd experts at the INMARCO conference in Mumbai, India this week. The paper showcases safety relevant aspects in tanker building and the tools utilized by Germanischer Lloyd in the design of tankers. Such areas are sloshing, vibration, shaft alignment and crashworthiness. For example, GL uses the highly effective direct computation instead of model tests to predict the effects of sloshing. The one hour workshop "GL Academy - Discover the Maritime Knowledge World" takes place on November 24 and November 25 and presents an overview of the comprehensive maritime training programme by GL Academy. The seminars offer expert skills combined with wide-ranging practical experience.
GL: New shareholder Structure to Safeguard Independence
At a shareholders' meeting, Germanischer Lloyd's Executive Board announced the successful defense against the hostile takeover bid by a French competitor. The binding purchase offer by the Hamburg entrepreneur Günter Herz, with secure long-term perspectives for the Society, met with the approval of shareholders who were willing to sell. More than 40% of the shares changed hands. The Executive Board of Germanischer Lloyd has already approved the transfer of these registered shares. Last week, Günter Herz made all shareholders a firm and unconditional offer, with the aim of safeguarding the independence of the Society and the Hamburg location. With this Hamburg Solution, Germanischer Lloyd will be able to continue its business model. For Executive Board Member Dr. Hermann J.
GL Signs Multi-Purpose-Vessels in Bangladesh
Two 7,250 dwt multi-purpose-vessels are the latest addition to the orderbook of classification society Germanischer Lloyd. The ships will be built at Ananda Shipyard in Bangladesh for German shipowners Komrowski and Herrmann Lohmann Schiffahrt. Germanischer Lloyd Member of the Executive Board Dr Hermann J. Klein and Ananda Shipyard’s Managing Director Mrs. Afruja Bari signed the agreement at SMM in Hamburg. The two multi-purpose-vessels belong to a series of ten. The eight previous ships were already ordered with GL class in December 2007.
GL Celebrates 140th Anniversary in New York
Commemorating its 140th anniversary, Germanischer Lloyd celebrated with a gathering in New York. A collection of dignitaries, representatives of shipowners, shipyards, supply industry and administrations of the U.S. maritime area convened at the esteemed New York Yacht Club. In addition, from Nor-Shipping, GL reported that the fleet management program GL ShipManager has its first international clients. Finnish shipping company Oy Langh Ship and Danish company Transmarine Management have entrusted Ms Logistik Systeme, a Germanischer Lloyd Group company, with the implementation of the GL ShipManager in their fleets.
Germanischer Lloyd Gains Approval
In time for the effects of the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 97/23/EC, Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has been accredited by the Central Authority of the Laender for Safety (ZLS) and approved by the EU Commission as a notified body with the identification number 0098. This new certification allows GL to provide services required by the Pressure Equipment Directive, such as design and type examination, material appraisal, quality system certification, and product inspection and testing. The Directive 97/23/EC governs the placing on the common European market of pressure vessels, steam boilers, piping, and valves and safety devices.