Bureau Veritas at Posidonia

Bureau Veritas at Posidonia: driving the shipping industry forward

Jun. 27 2022 - 4 min

In June 2022, after four years, the international shipping industry came together at Posidonia, the biannual international shipping exhibition in Greece. It was an excellent opportunity to reconnect after four challenging years, and share ideas for the future of shipping. Bureau Veritas met with global industry players and made some significant announcements.

Making shipping events sustainable

An industry milestone, Posidonia 2022 was certified as Greece’s first sustainable event. This made Posidonia the first maritime exhibition to receive ISO 20121 certification. The ISO standard offers guidance and best practices for managing an event and controlling its social, economic and environmental impact. With Bureau Veritas’ seal, this certification sets the precedent for future shipping events to be sustainable.

Innovating for CO2 transportation

Posidonia 2022 proved a success for Mitsubishi Shipbuilding. Bureau Veritas delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to the constructor for a spherical cargo tank system for liquefied CO2 carriers. The spherical design will offer greater structural strength against internal pressure compared to the most common cylindrical, bilobed and trilobed tanks.

The tank system is expected to optimize ship arrangement and improve the economic performance of LCO2 carriers. Bureau Veritas reviewed the tank’s design and verified compliance with the International Gas Carrier (IGC) Code and Bureau Veritas’ ship classification rules.

Advancing maritime digitalization

Making strides in shipping technology, Bureau Veritas announced a partnership with Laskaridis Shipping and METIS Cyberspace Technology. The aim of the “Smartship” pilot project is to develop additional class notations adapted to advances in digitalization, and in particular, augmented ships. It focuses particularly on the use of big data and AI technology to reduce ships’ emissions and optimize their performance. The SMART notation’s scope also includes ship-to-shore connectivity, remote decision support and remote operations. This project builds on Bureau Veritas’ strategy to support technological advances and digitalization in the shipping industry.

Optimizing CII calculations

During Posidonia, Bureau Veritas also confirmed the development of another new notation, CII REAL TIME, in partnership with maritime software solutions company, Danaos. The notation will recognize the implementation of a digital process to gather DCS[1] data and provide reliable and consistent Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) information. CII REAL TIME will also cover data collection from ships, as well as ship-to-shore transfer of data to Bureau Veritas servers. The notation will provide ship owners with a simplified and consistent CII reporting process to prepare them for the new regulations coming into effect in 2023.

Providing green services

Bureau Veritas was delighted to end Posidonia 2022 with an accreditation as a Green Award incentive provider. This accreditation recognizes our dedication to supporting our customers working to exceed industry standards in the areas of quality, safety and performance.

Posidonia 2022 was a productive event for the industry and Bureau Veritas. Through our new partnerships and pilot projects, we are continuing to shape a better maritime world.

[1] Data Collection System