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Bureau Veritas in Greece receives the "Piraeus International Centre 2015" award

déc. 14 2015

During the 2015 Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards Gala Dinner which took place on Friday December 4th 2015, at the Athenaeum Intercontinental, Bureau Veritas Hellas S.A. became the first Classification Society to win the prestigious Piraeus International Centre Award.


The award was handed out to Mr. Lambros A. Chahalis, Vice President, Regional Chief Executive Hellenic & Black Sea Region, by Captain Panagiotis N. Tsakos, Mr. Vassilis Papageorgiou and Panagiotis N. Tsakos, on behalf of the sponsor "The Tsakos Group".

It was the first time in the history of the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards that a Classification Society won such a distinction.  

This very award a profound token of acknowledgement for the French classification Society’s marked presence in Southeastern Europe for far more than a generation,  undoubtedly speaks for the wide acceptance and appreciation met among shipping industry’s members towards Bureau Veritas;  and this, against the background of the local center’s outstanding results, which are founding on Bureau Veritas team’s collective efforts aiming on continually enhancing overall performance so as to accommodate Greek Ship-owners’ expectations from a recognized organization, authorized for statutory and voluntary certification and classification services by a vast number of flag States.


From left to right:  Mr. Vassilis Papageorgiou, Mr. Lambros A. Chahalis, Panagiotis N. Tsakos & Captain Panagiotis N. Tsakos

By combining traditional Gallic flair with Greek dedication and professional sense of duty, Bureau Veritas Hellas gradually rose (thanks to the unceasing efforts of its people), to enjoy a predominant position and importance among the twelve international marine centers of our parent Society worldwide. 

While the Bureau Veritas' registered fleet had doubled in terms of DWT within the last decade, Bureau Veritas Hellas contributed a staggering thirty two percent of this figure, thanks to the shipping industry’s trust, dedication and encouraging spurs.

Adhering to the common values and principles for safeguarding property and lives at sea, without compromising on environmental aspects, this trophy reflects the collective efforts of Bureau Veritas Hellas' personnel, who, in difficult circumstances, have made it possible.