DNV and Seaspan, the shipping arm of Hong Kong-based Atlas Corp, have established a Joint Collaboration Space (JCS) in Shanghai. The aim is to strength collaboration in areas including onshore and offshore renewable energies, decarbonisation, and digitalisation.
DNV Maritime CEO, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, commented: “DNV and Seaspan share the same values on safety, quality, innovation, sustainability, and collaboration. The JCS in Shanghai is a new and exciting dimension of our strategic partnership, ensuring easy access to expertise in decarbonisation and digitalisation, and deeper cooperation between our leadership teams in Asia.”
Bing Chen, Atlas president and CEO, said: “Seaspan has been in close cooperation with DNV over the past 20 years, focusing on both our quality vessel operations and our innovative newbuilding programmes. The establishment of a JCS in Shanghai marks a significant milestone of the partnership between the two entities.”
The two parties have worked closely together for more than two decades and most ships in Seaspan’s 200-plus container ship fleet, which range in size from 2,500 TEU to 24,000 TEU, are classed by DNV. The shipowner has orderd about 70 ships so far this decade, of which 60 will be built by Chinese shipyards. Most will be classed by DNV.
DNV and Seaspan set up Joint Collaboration Space in Shanghai