Passenger Ships - Ferries
As the ferry market continues to grow, vessels of all sizes must comply with safety and environmental protection standards, while improving passenger experience and optimizing cargo operation.
Many shipyards that have traditionally been involved in roll-on/roll-off passenger (RoPax) ferry building have full order books, and ship owners are turning to China and other countries for new construction projects.
Energy efficiency and improved environmental performance have become top priorities, in order to reduce operational costs and meet stricter environmental regulations. This drive for compliance, combined with a desire to optimize cargo space and improve passenger experience through innovation, has led to unconventional passenger ship designs, which require plan approval.
Bureau Veritas has a long history of working with shipyards and vessel owners worldwide. As a market leader in LNG-fueled RoPax ships, our engineers can provide vessel assessments, design approval, and retrofitting expertise. Moreover, through our statutory certification services, we support compliance with USCG passenger vessel regulations applicable to ships visiting the USA.
Photo credits ©Seaspan Ferries corporation, Blue Star Ferries, Damen Shipyards