Bureau Veritas at ITS 2018

Jun. 22 2018

Bureau Veritas is delighted to join the international maritime community at the 25th International Tug, Salvage & OSV Convention and Exhibitionin Marseille, France on 25-29 June.

The highly-anticipated ITS Convention and Exhibition is held every two years since its creation in 1969 and it brings together thousands of tug, towage, salvage and OSV experts from around the globe. 

With over 8,000 delegates and 1,200 exhibitors from 50-plus countries, ITS is a key opportunity to network, learn and do business with other professionals.


For the occasion, Bureau Veritas will present at the following conference session:

Regulatory Developments to Support Innovation in the Towing Industry –Thursday 28 June, 9:00

With the adoption of the international stability standards for tugs by IMO a major step has been taken towards harmonization of safety standards in the towing industry. Bureau Veritas, as the driving class society behind the harmonization efforts, has been the first mover to apply the new standards well ahead of the international entry into force in 2020 by incorporating them into the new classification rules for tugs published in July 2017 which will be presented by Eva Peno, Bureau Veritas Global Market Leader, Offshore Service Vessels &Tugs

Come, meet our experts!

In order to make further progress in the key areas of safety and innovation, Bureau Veritas continues to work with major stakeholders in the towing industry to further develop standard and guidance. Particular attention is paid to the application of the requirements to tug designs with advanced thruster and towing system arrangements and the classification of tugs using alternative eco-friendly propulsion system such as LNG as fuel or hybrid-electric power systems to optimize energy efficiency and reduce the environmental footprint. And finally, understanding the implication of digital technology in terms of safety and efficiency will play a crucial role in the way the ships are, or will be, operated.

We look forward to seeing you!

For further information & detailed conference program, please visit the official website.