Little surprise: remote maritime surveys booming
The impact of the global pandemic has reinforced the value of remote survey services in the shipping industry. With some 15,000 surveys and inspections undertaken since the launch in October 2018, DNV GL sees a milestone in the digitalisation and integration of its class services.
Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV GL – Maritime, said: “The use of remote surveys has meant that we have been able to limit disruptions to customer operations resulting from travel bans or quarantines involving our surveyors. Ship operators are able to receive immediately updated and verified electronic certificates."
In 2019, for some survey types, up to 25% of all surveys were conducted remotely, with more than one third of DNV GL's customers having utilised the service at least once. (mw)