DNV class surveys will now be harmonised with the shipowner's own inspection and maintenance programme. The new integrated survey programme Container Express has been designed to fit the shipowner's requirement of cost-effective operation avoiding disruption of the ship's schedule. The shipowner's inspections and follow-up routines may be credited against DNV requirements. The new service is based on flexibility and modern technology, taking the ship's strict operation schedule into account.
Key words for Container Express are knowledge sharing and knowledge management. The concept includes DNV attending docking surveys and taking care of problems, while the ship operator carries out continuous inspections.
Hull and equipment are included in the integrated survey programme, which will be provided for ISM-certified container ships above 1000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) with a planned inspection and maintenance system in place. By establishing considerable integration between the shipowner's own inspection routines and the class surveys, Container Express is based on order and trust between the shipowner and class. DNV will review the system on annual surveys.
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