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Monday, 20 June 2011

Bureau Veritas classed fleets tops 80 m gt

The Bureau Veritas classed fleet has grown strongly during 2011 and in June passed 80 m gt. Today 9,663 sea-going vessels and 1,853 inland navigation ships are classed by Bureau Veritas.

The growth has been led by the delivery of 320 new vessels and the transfer in of 198vessels in service since the beginning of the year.

Today the fleet is well balanced in tonnage with 37 per cent bulk carriers, 20 per cent tankers, 8 per cent gas carriers, 5 per cent passenger vessels, 14 per cent containerships and 16 per cent specialised and offshore vessels.

Significant new additions to the BV class fleet in the last month include two capesize bulk carriers built in China for Greek shipowner Centrofin Management Inc and for American shipowner Foremost Group and two 75,200 dwt bulk carriers Good Luck and Good Wish built in China for the Chinese shipowner Pacific Wealth Shipping Co. Ltd.

These vessels joined the BV class fleet on the day it passed the 80 m gt mark. On the same day Greek shipmanager Quintana Ship Management transferred the 82,200 dwt bulk carrier Q Jake, delivered in March 2011, to BV class.

Bureau Veritas is a leading international service provider, dedicated to quality assurance, environmental, health, and safety, (QEHS) management services across a wide range of economic activities, including marine, industry and facilities, government services, and consumer products.

By far the largest classification and certification society in the world, Bureau Veritas has over 48,000 employees and 900 offices in over 140 countries throughout the world.

http://www.bureauveritas.comfor corporate information, http://www.veritas.comfor marine information.

For more information:
Philippe Boisson
Bureau Veritas
+33 1 55 24 71 98

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