Bureau Veritas issuing e-certificates from December 2017
Bureau Veritas is expanding its digital capability with class and statutory survey certification. Flag States, ship owners and managers will be able to select electronically signed documents for their certificates, commencing with pilot Flag States in December 2017 prior to a global roll-out early 2018. The e-certificates, developed in compliance with IMO guidelines, enable stakeholders to reduce administrative time and cost as well as improving accuracy. They also eliminate problems related to the loss or damage to original certificates and they are more secure than paper documents as they cannot be modified without invalidating the signature. And port state authorities are able to verify their authenticity and validity through the Bureau Veritas secure web site, directly connectable via a QR Code unique to each certificate.
The e-certificates will be securely stored and easy to share, delivered by email and available on the My Veristar app and through the Veristar Info desktop portal.