Classification society Bureau Veritas has launched a new e-business platform, called »My Ballast Water Management Plan« (My BWMP). It is intended help the shipping industry to meet the deadline for ballast water management systems.
My BWMP provides ship owners with immediate online quotations, the ability to pay online, to submit their documents and then receive their approved BWM plans. The platform also enables Bureau Veritas to manage the high volumes to be processed within a very short time-frame. My BWMP would be easy and provides a rapid process for entering the required details for individual ships or fleets to secure a tailor-made quotation and enable the required documents to be submitted by a client shipowner or ship manager the classification society stated.
»We wanted to provide owners and managers with a fast, practical resource to help them to meet the 8 September deadline with confidence and help ensure that we can manage the volume of work within the necessary time-frame«, says Philippe Donche-Gay, President of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore.