Press Release

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore deepens cooperation with [bluester], providing “Desktop Verification” for the online maritime services marketplace

Nov. 27 2018

[bluester]’s secure online marketplace, connecting ship managers with maritime service providers, will now benefit from the independent desktop verification service provided by Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore

Paris-La Défense, France, November [27], 2018: Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore (BV Solutions M&O) has introduced online ‘third-party’ verification services through its partnership with [bluester].  The verification services will be provided by the Assurance Solutions’ team, one of the four service lines delivered by BV Solutions M&O.

Buyers – ship-owners and ship-managers – use [bluester] to source service suppliers in ports. Using the new verification service, buyers are now able to access information about service suppliers on [bluester] that have been verified by BV Solutions M&O.

The [bluester] marketplace covers the full range of maritime procurement requirements, says [bluester] CEO Christoph Kiese, and enables buyers and suppliers to transact through a common interface using a set of streamlined processes. Ship managers and service providers automatically, impartially, and transparently match against their own predefined criteria for direct contract conclusion on the platform.  ‘The addition of online desktop verification by Bureau Veritas adds considerably to our marketplace, increasing confidence and reducing the time and cost of transactions.’

With the new desktop verification service, buyers will be reassured of the reliability of the service supplier information displayed on [bluster] for every new enquiry. For suppliers, it will enable them to display a digital label demonstrating that their information has been verified by Bureau Veritas Assurance Solutions.

Suppliers apply online for a verification check of the accreditation documentation which has been uploaded in the certificate manager area on [bluester]. Between 24 and 48 hours from a request being made, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore will have provided a professional and expert check of the supplier’s documentation to confirm the supplier self-declarations. The supplier will then be provided with a digital ‘label’ demonstrating that verification has been successfully concluded. Examples of documentation required to enable desktop verification include QHSE management certification, classification society approvals, flag state recognition, and manufacturer recognition.

'Desktop verification was the logical next step in our co-operation’, says Matthieu de-Tugny, COO Marine & Offshore at Bureau Veritas. ‘Suppliers will now only need to go through the verification process once. BV’s ability to check the accuracy and reliability of suppliers’ data provides real process efficiency.’

[bluester] CEO Christoph Kiese, concluded: “Through the cooperation with Bureau Veritas, market participants can now rely on the commercial and legal information shared by buyers and suppliers. This significantly adds value to the allocation process of the entire industry, and combined with the highly secure user ranking, we feel we have a very powerful online platform that is beneficial for all ship managers and service providers."

About [bluester]

Bluester GmbH
was founded in December 2016 in Ahrensburg, Germany. It offers digital solutions and online applications to optimize supply chain processes concerned with technical and professional maritime support services. The main online application provided to maritime professionals is the [bluester] marketplace . Others, for example, are the BWTS Finder or the RFQ Generator .
Ship Owners/ Managers already using [bluester] inter alia OSM Ship Management, Nordic Shipping, Orion Reederei, TMS Ship Management, Albros Shipping, INOK TM, Bremer Bereederungsgesellschaft, Schiffahrtsgesellschaft Oltmann, and other international renowned Ship Owners/ Managers.

Bluester GmbH is corporate member of Transparency International - Deutschland e.V.
As of today Bluester GmbH has 9 permanent co-workers.

For more information about Bluester GmbH and [bluester] please visit
or contact: Christoph Oliver Kiese,, M: +49 176 55 45 32 53

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About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has around 74,000 employees in more than 1,400 offices and laboratories located all across the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index.
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