Marine: cutting edge and compliant vessels

The sea is a high-risk environment. We help you navigate unpredictable waters to ensure safety, optimize your environmental performance, and increase your asset integrity.

Ensuring safety at sea

Your challenges

In shipping, the safety of the ship, crew, and the environment is of critical importance. As a ship owner and/or operator, you need to ensure safety and compliance, while also managing other important priorities to remain competitive. These priorities include optimizing your environmental performance to meet stricter industry-wide environmental regulations. At the same time, you want to look ahead, future-proofing your vessels by optimizing asset integrity and data protection management, and by digitalizing systems to improve performance. 

How we support you

Our classification services support safe vessel construction and operations, and help ensure your ships and vessels meet regulatory requirements.

  • Ship classification
    Our classification services ensure your ships meet regulatory requirements. We assess all types of vessels: merchant, passenger and naval. We are leaders in the classification of ships fueled by liquified natural gas (LNG), and also class innovative floating LNG structures used for bunkering and as terminals. 
  • Marine expert network
    Our naval architects, and structural and materials specialists are available to assist you in optimizing your vessel construction and operations. 
  • Advanced digital tools
    Our digital tools solve complex technical problems, optimize maintenance, and improve asset integrity.
  • Value-added services
    Our value-added services help you to address a variety of shipping challenges, such as optimizing risk management, improving energy efficiency, supporting accident investigations and salvage, and helping insurers manage claims. 

Digital solution

Reduce costs and improve safety with Veristar AIM 3D, our asset integrity management system.

Evolving with the industry 

Bureau Veritas offers classification notations to protect your ship, crew, and equipment against accidents and cyberattacks. Our notations include SW-Registry, which certifies software used in the ship’s on-board systems, and SYS-COM, which secures data exchange between the ship and the shore. A new certification program covers all on-board systems and equipment. 


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