What is VGP 2013 Testing and why do you need it?

The why of and how to get VGP 2013 Ballast Water Testing?

If your ship(s) uses a Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) and you call port in a US port, you must have your Vessel General Permit. As part of the VGP, you need periodic testing of your Ballast Water. Not having your VGP in place, means you may receive a fine by the USCG. You can book your test for your Vessel General Permit 2013 (VGP) now with the Vessel Performance Centre (VPC) and keep your fleet on the move.

- 24h service in over 90 main shipping ports around the world
- VPC service concept is unmatched in terms of flexibility
- Avoid the risk for fines for US port calls
- Can be combined with other types of water sampling (bilge, gray, drinking)
- No risk of not being ready to call port in the US – compliance at all time!

Book your VGP 2013 Test now!

Why you need VGP 2013 Testing

Many countries are implementing new regulations to prevent pollution of the sea and threat of biodiversity by the discharge of Ballast water, Bilge- and Gray water. The United States has developed the most comprehensive regulation yet, including an annual VGP (Vessel General Permit). VIDA will replace this over time.

The United States regulation requires US Coast-Guard (USCG) type-approvals, as well as an annual VGP (Vessel General Permit) maintenance monitoring program in line with strict requirements from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Without these, vessels cannot obtain their VGP and risk huge fines for US port calls. Not having your VGP may put you in the position that you miss a potential cargo for your vessel, something we can help to avoid.

Not sure if you require a VGP 2013 Sampling? Call us +31(0)102823723 and let us help you find out

How to get VGP 2013 Testing now

Get your VGP 2013 test now by simply sending us an e-mail or calling our main office in the Netherlands. In most of the times, we’ll have our inspectors available to attend your good vessel in more than 90 ports all over the world within 24 hours after your first booking.

Contact us now: info@vesselperformancecentre.com to get your VGP 2013 Test now!

VPC, trusted all over the world

Vessel Performance Centre’s is part of the 100-year-old Royal Peterson and Control Union group of companies, founded in the Netherlands. Historically our group is known in the industry for continuously finding innovative and cost-effective solutions for our clients’ concerns.

Our Water Discharge monitoring solutions combine our recognized expertise in marine biology with the strong execution by our own in-house network of local offices in over 90 main ports along all key trade routes. We have designed our global program, so that your vessel’s operations are never interrupted - even when schedules slip or voyages are (re)routed. You remain 100% VGP-compliant at 1 global fixed set of rates, without hidden surcharges. Our services are designed to provide maximum flexibility for the timing of this test and our local staff is ready to service you in more than 90 ports right now. Our flexibility is unmatched in the industry.

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