The WSV (Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration) represented by the Waterways and Shipping Agency (WSA) Bremen, a branch of the German government, is transferring 67 ships into Lloyd’s Register (LR) class to support the seagoing fleet of vessels owned by the German Authorities.
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 1 January 2017 under a five year block fee arrangement.
"The decision to make Hamburg the centre for Marine and Offshore in the North European area shows how important this market is for Lloyd’s Register," said Thomas Aschert, LR’s Marine & Offshore Area Manager for North Europe. "Our German operations have grown over recent years, with now over 300 colleagues serving our local German clients. We are still expanding to fulfil 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."