GL launches new risk management committee


German classification society Germanischer Lloyd has set up a new ‘Technical Committee on Risk Management’ in response to the growing significance of risk-based approaches by the maritime industry. The new committee’s main objective is to facilitate and consolidate industry’s needs relating to the application of risk-based methods.

It will comprises representatives from all stakeholders of the maritime industry, namely ship owners and operators, ship builders and maritime systems’ suppliers as well as insurance and engineering service providers. Guido Schulte, Head of Concept Design and R&D Department at Akeryards, has been elected chairman while further members of the Committee will include Dr S. Gerhard (Allianz); Mr M. Guenther (Hamburg Süd); Mr M. Johnson (Advantica); Mr M. Müller (Hapag Lloyd) and Dr S. Timmermann (MAN). Germanischer Lloyd’s Senior Vice President for Strategic Research and Development, Dr Pierre C. Sames, has been appointed committee secretary.

Germanischer Lloyd used the inaugural meeting of the committee to present its risk management activities with regard to research, rule development and engineering services. The classification society is coordinator of the EU research project “SAFEDOR” on risk-based design and approval.