In line with the instructions for collaboration between international institutions and maritime and ports organizations classification societies and in order to Iranian major shipping companies to reach their goals, Seyed Ali Estiri stated to MANA correspondent, ACS could finally achieve an agreement with DHV-gl Institute in holding joint classes and performing legal supervision to issue international shipping certificates that are needed to dock at European or other international ports. Having negotiated for this agreement for months, ACS signed this contract while taking Maritime and Ports Organization's codes into consideration.
In regards with the content of this agreement, Estiri remarked that the contract includes crucial issues such as issuing certificates for joint classes, performing supervisions and issuing legal certificates in all the ports worldwide, the international-scale training of ACS supervisors, collaboration with ACS to update the rules and class regulations, and technical and counseling collaborations for promoting ACS in order to enable this institution to stand out in international contexts.
The chairman of the board at ACS added that the aforementioned agreement was reached upon the request of Iranian major shipping lines. He also emphasized that the agreement is potential to well meet the needs of Iranian major shipping lines, namely the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), as well as the need of National Iranian Tanker Co. (NITC), which possess international-class fleets.
It should not be left unmentioned that DNV-gl institute has been shaped up by the merger of DNV from Norway and GL from Germany. This institute is approved by Maritime and Ports Organization for performing technical, safety and legal supervisions, and for issuing the relevant certificates.