Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt (NRS) and Germanischer Lloyd (GL) have signed a global cooperation agreement covering all areas of classification in addition to flag state supervision for all NRS vessels sailing under GL class.
The container and tramp shipping management company NRS currently has a fleet of 80 ships. As a classification company, GL offers the development of standards, rules, and guidelines for the design, construction and operation of ships, as well as their regular inspection and audit. The company supports NRS with services to ensure compliance with international regulations and to facilitate the use of modern technology for GL-class ships.
Markus Hempel, Director of NRS, said: “The co-operation represents a milestone and highlights our trust in GL’s expertise and serves as the basis for further joint activities in the future.”
Erik van der Noordaa, Chief Executive of GL, added: “GL can look back on a positive long-standing business relationship with Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt. With a view to the future and the size of their fleet, we have decided to intensify our cooperation in order to be even better prepared for future projects.”