GL (Germanischer Lloyd)
The Germanischer Lloyd SE was a classification society based in the city of Hamburg, Germany. As a technical supervisory organization Germanischer Lloyd conducts safety surveys on more than 7,000 ships with over 100 Mio GT. Its technical and engineering services also include the mitigation of risks and assurance of technical compliance for oil, gas, and industrial installations, as well as wind energy parks.
Today Germanischer Lloyd serves from a global network of 176 offices in 80 countries, employing some 7,000 people. 124 flag states have authorized GL to perform statutory duties. According to annually published Port State Control statistics, Germanischer Lloyd has been ranking amongst the top classification societies.