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GL Leads USCG and ParisMOU Ranking


Shipowners and yards expect – in addition to the traditional classification services – an increasing level of demand-oriented support from their classification societies for the construction and operation of safe and economical ships. By consistent application of services oriented towards these needs, Germanischer Lloyd was again able to expand its market share in 2000. The high safety standard exhibited by GL-classed tonnage has been confirmed by the latest Port State Control statistics issued by the US Coast Guard (USCG) and also for the region covered by the ParisMOU.

The United States Coast Guard recently published its annual figures on the Port State Control results, together with the associated ranking of the various classification societies. On average over the last three years (1998 – 2000), Germanischer Lloyd occupies the leading position with 0.14 percent and 0 points in the ranking of the top group, before DNV (0.16%), ABS (0.21%) and BV (0.27%). The US Coast Guard uses these statistics to select the ships for the Port State Control inspections. In the PSC region of the ParisMOU, Germanischer Lloyd is again the leader with 0.81 percent, as was already the case in 1999 (0.88%).

GL developed special checklists to assist the shipping companies with the maintenance of their vessels. The following checklists can be used to examine the condition of the ships at regular intervals, in order to avoid problems with Port State Control:

  • Checklist for Maintenance on Board: a general checklist based on the deficiencies commonly found for PSC
  • Bulk Carrier Maintenance Checklist: a special checklist for the maintenance of bulk carriers, drawn up on the basis of the special PSC surveys performed on these ships
  • ISM Checklist: a checklist intended to help with preparing for PSC examination of the ISM implementation on board
  • GMDSS Checklist: a checklist to be used in preparing for PSC inspection of the radio equipment.


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