Bulk carriers are being built ever-larger, making structural integrity, environmental compliance and efficiency top priorities for ship owners and operators.
Bulk carriers are among the most put-upon vessels on the seas. With their increased size and load-bearing ability, structural integrity is key to longevity for modern vessels, including Kamsarmaxes, Newcastlemaxes and Valemaxes. Carrying bulk cargo can pose significant risks to a vessel, due to cargo shifting, corrosive properties or liquefaction, and/or poor loading procedures. Shipowners are also seeking eco-friendly designs that improve energy efficiency and fuel performance while complying with regulations.
Bureau Veritas is a leading classification society for bulk carriers. Our longstanding experience and worldwide presence enable us to support your compliance with international safety standards for both new buildings and bulk carriers in-service.
Bureau Veritas maintains an extensive network of engineers, surveyors, and classification experts around the world, available wherever your vessel requires. Our riding surveys bring a surveyor onboard during a voyage, enabling you to cut time spent in port.