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.