Partnership agreement signed by Shanghai Maritime University and DNV
Shanghai: Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) and DNV have signed a strategic partnership agreement to establish the “SMU-DNV International Cooperation Centre. The objective is to further expand and deepen the existing relationship between the parties and thus advance the development of the Shanghai International Shipping Centre.
The president of Shanghai Maritime University Yu Shicheng and DNV vice president and regional manager for Greater China Jörg Beiler signed the agreement on behalf of the two parties.
According to the strategic partnership agreement, Shanghai Maritime University and DNV will use the SMU-DNV International Cooperation Centre as a platform to strengthen cooperation in the areas of competence development, training, maritime research and development, scholarships, etc, thus contributing to the growth of the Shanghai International Shipping Centre.
At the same ceremony, Jörg Beiler was appointed visiting professor of SMU by Yu Shicheng.
Shanghai Maritime University President Yu Shicheng said at the ceremony: “Shanghai Maritime University has an important mission in the process of constructing the Shanghai International Shipping Centre. The further cooperation between SMU and DNV will play an important role in developing competence and strengthening the Shanghai International Shipping Centre.”
DNV’s regional manager for Greater China Jörg Belier commented: “Both Shanghai Maritime University and DNV have existed for a long time. As an independent foundation and leading class society, DNV has a unique position as regards quality, technology and innovation. I believe the establishment of a strategic partnership between us will not only help both parties to expand and deepen their established cooperation but also support the development of the Shanghai International Shipping Centre.”
About Shanghai Maritime University (SMU)
Shanghai Maritime University is one of the highest-ranking universities in the maritime industry. Its main purpose is to develop maritime talent. In 1998, SMU’s quality management system was certified by DNV, making it one of the first universities in China to be certified by a professional certification body. In 2008, in response to the requirement of turning Shanghai into an international shipping centre and with the support of the Ministry of Transportation and Shanghai Municipal Government, Shanghai Maritime University together with related government departments and shipping companies established the Shanghai International Shipping Research Centre, which is committed to the development of the Shanghai International Shipping Centre.
DNV is one of the world’s leading classification societies. Today DNV is authorised by more than 80 flag administrations and 15.5% of the world fleet is classed by DNV. In addition, more than 200 mobile offshore units operating globally are classed by DNV. DNV has demonstrated excellence in identifying, assessing and managing risk since 1864. DNV takes the lead through innovation, technology and non-compromising standards of quality and integrity.
DNV has had a presence in China since 1888, making it one of the first classification societies in this country. Today, DNV has a wide network of 36 offices in 20 cities in Greater China, and 420 vessels of 42 million dwt to be built by Chinese shipyards are contracted to DNV class.