Oslo, Norway March: Long active in the cruise industry in North America, DNV is pleased to announce plans to open of a new facility in Miami, Florida. The Global Cruise Centre will enable DNV to respond more quickly to local customer demand and serve as a hub for a network of DNV cruise ship service centres around the world.
With the objective to become the world leader in service delivery for classification and advisory services to cruise line owners world-wide, DNV’s new Global Cruise Centre will enable to the organization to establish a stronger presence in Miami Florida, home to some of the largest cruise companies in the world.
According to DNV maritime’s COO Tor Svensen, the new facility will enable DNV to respond more quickly to customer needs. “The increasingly global nature of our customers’ operations is a key driver behind our decision to establish a stronger presence in Miami,” he says. “The Global Cruise Centre will enable us to enhance our customers’ experience of DNV’s global performance and delivery toward the cruise segment.”
Svensen notes that DNV's Global Cruise Centre will coordinate and facilitate global delivery to customers through a worldwide network of designated Cruise Ship Service Centres, ensuring efficient, high-quality support for our classification activities. “Unlike some other maritime segments, growth projections for the cruise industry remain positive, and with many company’s working to establish their brands in new markets, it is vital that DNV expand our service capacity.”
DNV Maritime’s Regional Manager, Kenneth Vareide notes that the centre will also incorporate the new approval unit, where modification and new building projects will be coordinated. “We have a very experienced team and concept in place, developed to meet the expectations of our customers globally,” he says. “DNV has a unique approach to this industry segment, a strong reputation with established players and the service competence to attract new business.”
DNV’s Global Cruise Centre will provide a broad range of services, including coordination of surveys for all cruise clients on a global basis, newbuilding project coordination, compliance management, competence training and advisory services designed to improve client business performance, among other services.