About us

Peterson Vessel Performance Centre B.V. (VPC) is part of Peterson, a Dutch family business established in 1920. Serving its customers succesfully for 100 years in the fields of logistics, quality, certications and risk management. From its roots in agricultural inspections, Peterson is now operating in more than 70 countries and offering a complete range of tailored supply chain solutionsfor its valued customers.

Our Vessel Performance Centre was founded in the spring of 2019, to combine the global network  and track-record of Peterson with the expertise and entrepreneurial drive of a small team of industry specialists. We combine 25+ years of expertise in maritime supply-chains and sustainability programs.

We serve shipowners, vessel managers and charterers. We help our customers to better monitor and control discharges of ballast water 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.

Our Vision

We propel shipping towards sustainability. Our compliance services and bunker efficiency solutions help monitor, control and reduce emissions and preserve marine biodiversity. Today most progress in the environmental agenda of shipping is driven off increasing regulations and ever more stringent penalties. in the future, we are convinced that shipping sustainably can be a way for you to differentiate your services and products, before sustainability becomes a “license to operate".

How we accomplish this

We listen to our customers to provide tailored solutions as a one-stop shop. Since our support is fact-based, objective and honest our proven solutions can benefit vessel owners, operators as well as charterers for their aligned interests. Our partnerships within and outside the Peterson and Control Union companies bring profound subject matter expertise, across a wide range of topics from the areas of marine research and greenhouse gas emissions, to Digital Twin technologies and self-learning IT algorithms that reduce your fuel costs without the need for hardware or CAPEX.

Your trust is well-placed with us.

Please contact us to discuss how we can serve your needs in relation to:


0.5%-Sulphur cap


Performance solutions


CO2 emissions


Water discharges

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