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.
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?
Photo credits ©Seaspan Ferries corporation, Blue Star Ferries, Damen Shipyards