Established in 1864, DNV is an independent foundation with the objective of safeguarding life, property and the environment.
Since its founding in 1862, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a New York not-for-proﬁ t corporation, has been committed to setting standards for safety and excellence as one of the world’s leading ship classiﬁcation societies.
Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas was one of the ﬁrst classiﬁcation societies and a founding member of IACS (International Association of Classiﬁcation Societies) gathering the 13 leading classification societies in the world.
A classiﬁcation society, the Russian Register, was established on 31 December 1913. Now its name is the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS). Since 1969, RS has been a member of the International Association of Classiﬁcation Societies (IACS).
The Lloyd’s Register Group is an organization that works to enhance safety and to approve assets and systems at sea, on land and in the air.
Founded in 1956, China Classiﬁcation Society (CCS) is the only specialized organization of China to provide classiﬁcation services. CCS aims to provide services for the shipping, shipbuilding, oﬀ shore exploitation and related manufacturing industries and marine insurance.
The Rina Group’s main activity areas are ship classiﬁcation, certiﬁcation and advanced services to industry.
Class NK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) is a Japanese ship classiﬁcation society dedicated to ensuring the safety of life and property at sea, and the prevention of pollution of the marine environment.
KR is a world-leading, technical advisor to the maritime industry. About 70 ﬂag administrations have authorized KR to conduct statutory surveys on their behalf.