Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

DNV (Det Norske Veritas)

Det Norske Veritas or DNV is a classification society organised as a foundation, with the objective of 'Safeguarding life, property, and the environment'.

What is DNV (Det Norske Veritas)?

DNV (formerly DNV GL) is an international accredited registrar and classification society headquartered in Høvik, Norway. The company currently has about 12,000 employees and 350 offices operating in more than 100 countries, and provides services for several industries including maritime, oil & gas, renewable energy, electrification, food & beverage and healthcare. DNV GL was created in 2013 as a result of a merger between two leading organizations in the field — Det Norske Veritas (Norway) and Germanischer Lloyd (Germany). In 2021, DNV GL changed its name to DNV, while retaining its post-merger structure.