DNV debuted its new smart centre for Greater China region at north Chinese port city of Qingdao to support digitalisation and decarbonisation of maritime.

At the smart centre opening ceremony, DNV and Shandong Shipping signed cooperation agreement for jointly develop digitalization and decarbonization transformation.

“The world’s developing centre is moving to east, Asia, especially China, is playing a more crucial role in global shipping and trading market. China is one of the most important strategic development regions of DNV, and we believe the newly established smart centre could further support China maritime industry to achieve digitalization and decarbonization transformation,” said Geir Dugstad, director of ship classification & technical director at DNV.

Liu Xiaofeng, director of smart centre said, establishing a smart centre in China could attract and train more talents locally, and better meet the demands of Chinese clients.

Source: Seatrade Maritime