The Bureau Veritas classed fleet has grown past the 10,000 mark, the international classification society said Tuesday.
In a statement Bureau Veritas said it’s classed fleet now stands at 10,055 vessels totalling 93.4m gt, along with 1,790 inland water vessels, through a growth strategy that has been boosted primarily by strong flow of newbuild deliveries and a wide range of service offerings.
Bernard Anne, managing director, Marine Division, Bureau Veritas, says, “Today we class a very significant share of the world fleet and, importantly, a significant share of the vessels in every sector. That gives us very wide experience and the ability to deliver services in every field for every ship type. That means we can provide the most practical services for shipowners and yards, based on real and extensive experience with ships in service of every type.”
Bureau Veritas is the second largest classification society in the world by number of vessels classified and has around 20% of the world newbuilding order book by vessel numbers, the French class society claims. The Group’s fleet is made up of 38.1% bulk carriers, 18.7% tankers, 12.8% containerships, 7.9% cargo ships, 7.4% gas carriers, 4.5% passenger vessels, 2.6% offshore units and 8% other ships.
Bureau Veritas adds that its attractive new services launched in the past include a suite of environmental tools and a simplified online certification system.