DNV reclaimed its crown as 'The Best Classification Society' at the Lloyd's List Awards
At the Lloyd's List Maritime Asia Awards last week, DNV reclaimed its crown as 'The Best Classification Society', fending off Lloyd's Register and Class NK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai). The event took place at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong and DNV's victory is the third time they have won it over the past six years. DNV also picked up the prestigious award in 2000 and 2001.
"The award reflects the standing DNV has in the Asian Market," says Maritime Asia editor Sam Chambers. "To win one of these trophies takes overall high standards of performance - it's about operating safely, efficiently and attending to customer needs."
Criteria included breadth of offices, number and breadth of ships classed, value added services, customer satisfaction and new ship types entered into at new yards. A double process ensures fair winners - popular voting first by the readership of the Maritime Asia publication, then a panel of independent judges sifts through the three finalists in each category.
The Lloyd's List Maritime Asia Awards are considered by many as an opportunity to recognise the leaders of the Asia maritime industry, whose innovation and dedication to quality have helped to transform Asia into the world's leading maritime region.