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 loading capability, structural integrity is key to longevity for safe bulkers, including Newcastlemax and Valemax sized vessels. Carrying bulk cargo can pose significant risks to a vessel, due to cargo shifting, corrosive properties or liquefaction, and/or poor loading procedures. Bulk carrier owners 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.
Real-time, connected equipment and intelligent data is emerging as shipping’s most valuable assets. At the same time, we’ve also seen how digitalization brings new challenges. Cyber-attacks against a number of players have revealed that the security solutions currently in place aren’t necessarily a match for sophisticated hackers. As a consequence, a ‘business as usual’ approach is no longer affordable and cyber security should be considered integral to safety management in shipping and offshore operations.
At Bureau Veritas we have built on our expertise across the maritime industry, safety and security of ship operations and ship design, industrial control systems, smart ships, and networks and telecommunications to provide best in class cyber security Services. How do we do it?