The biggest containership ever classed by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) was delivered in mid-December at Samsung Heavy Industry Shipyard in Geoje, Korea. The newbuilding named MSC DANIELA has a capacity of 13,800 TEU.
MSC DANIELA is exceptional not only in terms of size, but also in its design aspects. To meet SOLAS requirements for bridge visibility on the
large containership, the design includes the separation of deckhouse and engine room. The arrangement of the deckhouse in the forward part of the ship permits an increase in container capacity and a reduction in
ballast water. In addition, the international regulations on the protection of fuel tanks are being fulfilled, since they are located in the protected area below the deckhouse. Also, reduced bending as well as
increased stiffness of the hull had been realized in the design. The use of high tensile steels (HTS) was a prerequisite for building the megaboxer. Due to HT steel the plate thickness had been reduced to allow
lightweight and strong ship construction. This was necessary to keep the plate and stiffener dimensions at an acceptable level.
Germanischer Lloyd in Korea
Germanischer Lloyd is represented in Korea with Stations in Busan, Ulsan, Changwon, Daegu, Mokpo, Seoul and on Geoje Island, some of them with associated Site Offices. More than 200 people are employed by
Germanischer Lloyd in Korea, including surveyors and plan approval members. The focus lies on newbuilding classification. In 2007, 12.8 Million GT were delivered with GL class from Korean shipyards. This
makes Korea the country with the largest number of GL classed deliveries in the past year.
Hamburg-based classification society Germanischer Lloyd is dedicated to ensuring the safety of life and property at sea, and the prevention of pollution of the marine environment. The society focuses on developing
state of the art rules, procedures and guidance in order to offer relevant answers in times of economic challenges and tight regulatory regimes. GL conducts safety surveys on board of more than 6,800 ships
with about 77 Mio GT. With a staff of 5,300 employees, engineers and other experts GL maintains a global network of 208 offices in 77 countries. Ship owners, shipyards, the maritime supply industry and some
130 flag states are the primary customers of GL's ship classification activities.