As tugs and escort vessels aim for efficiency, Bureau Veritas’ offers industry-leading Rules and services to support compliance, performance and environmental protection.
The shipping industry’s most recent demands for tug performance have facilitated an array of new designs and technologies. They also emphasize the need to minimize environmental impact. Operational requirements for tugboats are constantly expanding, with high expectations for the reliability and efficiency of vessels. Authorities and offshore terminal operators also require increased availability of escort and offshore terminal tugs to assist ever larger ships, which frequently operate in severe weather conditions, including icy and Arctic waters.
Bureau Veritas is the #1 classification partner for tugboats. We actively participate in the development of international shipping standards and introduce Rules that anticipate the growing demands of innovative vessel design.
Among shipping’s most valuable assets are intelligent data and real-time, connected equipment. However, digitalization has also created significant vulnerability. Cyber-attacks are increasing in sophistication and frequency around the world, and without a proportionate increase in awareness in the shipping industry.
In this context, ‘business as usual’ does not serve fleet owners and managers. At Bureau Veritas, we understand that cybersecurity is critical to safety in shipping. To help protect our clients, we have leveraged our maritime expertise to develop best-in-class cyber security services:
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