The Cyprus Bureau of Shipping (CBS) is the Classification Society of Cyprus.
It operates under a certified IS0 9001 system and it is fully authorized by several Administrations.
Its primary purpose is to provide independent, unbiased and technically sound services in determining the fitness of the structural, mechanical and equipment aspects of ships and other marine structures.
This is carried out by establishing and maintaining regulations and standards or applying acceptable rules for the design, construction' and operation of ships and other marine structures.
Traditional classification services are offered by qualified and experienced surveyors through its exclusive offices.
CBS has been in operation since 1987 and through its quality services has gained a reputable position in the market.
CBS has established strategic alliances with organisations such as the Polish Register of Shipping (PRS) and the Bulgarian Register of Shipping (BRS).
CBS services have been recognized and utilized by the Cyprus Government and more specifically by
The Ministry of Communications & Works
The Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Tourism
The Ministry of Defence
The Ministry of Justice & Public Order
The Ministry of Agriculture / Department of Fisheries and Marine Research
- The Cyprus Ports Authority
- The Electricity Authority of Cyprus
as well as by more than 600 shipping and other companies.
In the years to come, CBS aims at offering its wider services to the marine and land industries with the purpose of further upgrading the standards of Cyprus shipping as well as assisting the land industry in general.
Through its revised network of services CBS aims also to serve the needs and requirements of a fast changing business environment in a truly globalised world economy.