SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 – A German federal agency is transferring 67 ships into Lloyd’s Register (LR) class.
The WSV (Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration) represented by the Waterways and Shipping Agency (WSA) Bremen, a branch of the German government, is making the switch.
Following a successful tender for vessels under the departments of the Local Offices for Waterways and Shipping along the German Coast, the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, Federal Police and the Federal Customs, Lloyd’s Register EMEA in Germany is to class the fleet from January 1, 2017 under a five year block fee arrangement.
Thomas Aschert, LR’s Marine & Offshore Area Manager for North Europe, said "We are particularly delighted to have been granted this prestigious contract by the German government. We believe we offer a very attractive choice for German clients who are looking to reduce risk and improve efficiency through agile and efficient support of their operations.
"The decision to make Hamburg the center for Marine and Offshore in the North European area shows how important this market is for Lloyd’s Register. Our German operations have grown over recent years, with now over 300 colleagues serving our local German clients. We are still expanding to fullfil not only the current demands, but also to deliver alternative solutions leading to improvements that will benefit our clients in line with national and international requirements."