A Profile of BP Ltd
We have pleasure to introduce our company, born from the joint venture of skilled surveyors coming from the major P&I Clubs representatives in Sicily, and some of them in Italy and Sardinia. The company is new as name, but our surveyors have been operating for decades in the maritime field, on behalf and in the interest of Shipowners, Carriers and of their Marine Insurers as well to whom we always provide full assistance.
The company is the “BP Services & Vessel Management Ltd” with head office in Malta. Its main activity is based on ship full management including chartering and all services relating to vessel employment.
The structure of our company has been studied and developed to adapt to changes within the maritime industry and economy. In recent years the maritime industry has become more sensitive to the topics of safety and quality, whilst the persistent crisis in the maritime economy has forced more attention to be focused on cost analysis of vessel maintenance, to the problematic area of claims/counterclaims and consequently to contracting, defence and recovery.
In our opinion the most efficient way to deal successfully with these issues is to provide all technical and commercial assistance and, if needed legal as well, in one integrative organisation. This company’s structure enables us to provide an effective overview of the whole problem, whilst maintaining the ability to channel all efforts towards one particular area. At the level of an individual case, the company structure ensures that costs can be monitored to remain at a minimal for all those involved, without incurred in commission for P&I local correspondents and/or local agents, whilst at a global level, we as an integrative company are able to react to present and foreseeable changes in the maritime industry and economy.
BP’s staff are made by Naval Engineers, Extra Master Mariner, Chief Engineers and Naval architects as well, which boast years of navigational experience and that, whilst working with other management, have been in charge for ships’ repairs, re-conversions and new buildings. During the past decades our surveyors have also worked for the main correspondents of the major P&I clubs, serving therefore clubs and Ship Owners for almost twenty years. Aside from the survey and consultancy attendance the Company is also able to provide to the Ship Owners the technical management for any kind and class of vessel.