Germanischer Lloyd is strong in the classification of container ships, tankers, bulk carriers, multipurpose vessels, high-speed ferries, cruise ships, mega-yachts and sport boats. GL's fleet in service amounts to 100 million gross tonnage. More than 7,200 ships are currently surveyed on a regular basis by GL surveyors.
Besides traditional classification services of plan approval, inspection and certification of materials and components as well as technical assessment of ships in service, we put particular emphasis on ship energy efficiency and environmental issues. The new business line "Maritime Solutions" provides expert advice towards optimizing hull design, propeller performance, engine output, energy management, and even crew performance. In addition, our scope of services covers consultancy, advanced engineering, certification, training and software solutions. GL maritime experts are advisors to governments, IMO, flag states and port states.