Bureau Veritas to class first LNG bunker barge

Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has been chosen to class the unique LNG bunkering vessel which will be built at Hanjin Heavy Industries, Korea, under an agreement between Japan’s NYK and Mitsubishi and France’s GDF-SUEZ. The vessel will carry 5,000 cu m of LNG for ships’ fuel stored at 4 Bar in two IMO Type C pressure tanks. Delivery is set for … [Read more...]

Bureau Veritas Acquires MatthewsDaniel

The world's top classification societies continue to grow and diversify via acquisition today.  French class society, Bureau Veritas (BV) announced the acquisition of offshore loss adjustment and risk assessment firm, MatthewsDaniel Ltd, a 52 year-old company with roots in Houston and offices worldwide. This new acquisition allows Bureau Veritas to enter the loss adjusting … [Read more...]

Bureau Veritas Surpasses 10,000 Vessel Mark

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 … [Read more...]

Ship Certification Made Easy: Bureau Veritas Releases New IT-based System

International classification society Bureau Veritas has put in place a completely new IT-based certification and ship status system aimed at reducing the workload of shipowners and operators and simplifying access to ship information and status. "In a world where so much is now done online ships' certificates are the last great area of outdated paperwork," explains Claude … [Read more...]