Thousand years of Maritime Tradition
During the 17th century the Dutch Republic was involved in many wars, many of them at sea. The main goal of the Dutch navy was to protect shipping lanes all over the world and, if need be, to repel a naval invasion of Dutch territory.
To protect the territory, we had to make ships more durable and strong. Under this tradition, Dutch Lloyd B.V. defends high standards for maritime industry. For this reason we register ships under various flags, issue classification & statutory certificates, participate annual flag and port state control inspections.