Transport & Logistics Services

Transport & Logistics Services

Inspections services covering the complete lifecycle of a container


All stakeholders in the transport chain must comply with strict regulations when delivering goods safely to their destinations. Bureau Veritas works with clients to help meet the highest safety standards through the transport and logistics sector.


Safety is the top priority when transporting goods globally, especially dangerous goods. Suppliers of tank containers must satisfy numerous national and international regulations, as well as a wide range of requirements specified by customer and by industry. Our clients need inspection and classification services that respond to their specifications wherever they are located and whenever the need arises.


Bureau Veritas adds value to your business, thanks to our extensive knowledge and global network of qualified experts in transport equipment inspection.

  • Type approval and initial inspections The majority of tank containers on the market today were initially inspected and certified by Bureau Veritas. Our flexible, market-driven package satisfies a broad range of client needs.

  • Tank container statutory in-service inspections We perform periodic, intermediate and exceptional inspections of portable tanks, tank swap-bodies and tank containers intended for the carriage of dangerous goods.

  • Voluntary inspection Upon owner’s request, we perform voluntary, non-regulatory inspections of portable tanks, tank swap-bodies and tank containers intended for the carriage of dangerous and non-dangerous goods.

  • Box container – statutory and voluntary services Our full range of services also includes periodic inspections according to CSC regulations, ACEP audits, on and off-hire inspections, cleanliness verification and much more, to independently verify the equipment condition.

  • Ship classification Bureau Veritas is a leading classification society for the containerships and bulk carriers used to transport goods around the world. We have developed dedicated software and methodologies to support our clients in optimising cargo.


  • Global service coverage
  • Compliance with statutory requirements for tank container operation
  • Compliance with CSC/ISO requirements for containers
  • Software facility allowing you easy access to your tank information
  • Provision of inspection services covering the lifecycle of a container
  • Management processes to facilitate maintenance and repair cost control