Water Compliance Solutions

Across the globe and with our in-house experts and inspectors, we help crews, owners, managers, charterers and agents of vessels to:

Our services

D-2 Commissioning Testing

Validates the installation of your BWTS. As Class-approved service provider we perform this test with our on-board testing solution for instant results.

VGP 2013 Monitoring Services

Is your vessel discharging any type of water in US waters? Then you will have to periodically sample and test discharge waters. VPC keeps your fleet compliant, serving you in > 150 ports.

MEPC Scrubber Washwater compliance

Is your vessel using scrubbers to comply with IMO’s 2020 Sulphur Cap? You may have to collect the scrubber exhaust washwater for analyses in a ISO 17025 laboratory. VPC sets you and your crews up for compliant testing.

Performance and Compliance Solutions:

Expertise combined with simplicity for a smooth service

We are Control Union Vessel Performance Centre B.V. (VPC). We offer vessel compliance and performance solutions to  shipping. We deliver our services globally under a single quality system, through our network of Control Union offices. Our central team of experts is your single point of contact for our global services.

VPC helps all seagoing ships to comply with the newest sustainability regulations and to improve fuel performance with tailor-made solutions.

Control Union is an independent frontrunner in inspection, sustainability certification and compliance services. Control Union has been serving its valued customers successfully for more than a century around logistics, quality inspections and testing, certifications and risk management.

Building on this strong foundation, VPC serves shipowners, vessel managers, shipyards, agents and charterers as well as public authorities to navigate their way through the complex new regulations.

In short: we offer a range of solutions for your environmental compliance, supported by our Control Union network with in-house experts across 150+ ports.

VPC helps all seagoing ships to comply with the newest sustainability regulations and to improve fuel performance with tailor-made solutions.

As an independent frontrunner in inspection, sustainability and compliance services, Control Union has been serving its customers successfully for more than a century around logistics, quality inspections and testing, certifications and risk management. Building on this strong foundation, the VPC serves shipowners, vessel managers, shipyards, agents and charterers as well as authorities to navigate their way through the complex new regulations. Our services allow owners and operators to comply with the same. Our tailor made Performance Solutions enable fuel optimization which unlocks new insights and allows them to adhere to stricter regulations as well as meet their own environmental ambitions, as well as constantly evolving regulations around emission reductions in shipping. We offer a range of solutions for your environmental compliance, supported by our network of Control Union with in-house experts across 150+ ports.

How you'll benefit from working with the VPC

Compliance assured

You can be sure that our service is always compliant.

We give you peace of mind. Our services are Class-approved and designed for compliance.

Trust well
placed

Our word is your bond.

You can always count on our service-promise.

Clients
first

Your interests as our valued client come first.

Your customer satisfaction with our service is what matters most to us. And of course we are always independent.

Reliable
and fast

Expect no surprises.

We do not deal in small-print. You can rely on us to communicate honestly and fast.

World wide reach

Find one of our worldwide offices

Vessel Performance Centre (VPC) combines unmatched flexibility and state of the art training and operating procedures with our global network of offices and laboratories that are ISO17025 accredited. We offer our services near-globally, across 150+ locations along all key ports and trade routes.

Vessel Performance Centre

How we work

With over a century of testing, inspection and certification services in our DNA, we now bring our compliance and performance solutions to the shipping industry.

We focus on a simple three step approach:

Our services

We serve shipowners, vessel managers and charterers. We help our customers to better monitor and control discharges of ballast water, gray, bilge and other types of water, as well as CO2 and Sulphur emissions. Our innovative IT-based solutions have proven to be able to help increase the fuel economy for vessel voyages by up to 15% and can be tailored easily to serve your specific needs.

VPC Expertise Centre

Learn form our publications which are available for you!
At the VPC, we take tremendous pride in our customers’ feedback on our service
and look forward to continuously improve together!

Customer reviews

How can we help?

Contact us, to learn how you can benefit from our services too. Or find a location where you can book our service directly.

Class Approvals

Control Union Vessel Performance Centre B.V. holds the “Approved subcontractor”- status from leading Class societies. Click the logo to see the certificate.

Control Union Certifications is a US Coast Guard-accepted Independent Laboratory (IL) for testing of BWMS in accordance with 46 CFR 162.060.