SGS Marine Services

SGS offers comprehensive sample collection, laboratory analysis and consultancy services for the marine and water industries.

SGS’s Marine Services support the shipping industry in verifying the compliance with Environmental and Health and Safety regulations at national and international levels.

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Why Choose SGS?


With over 140 years’ maritime experience, SGS is the first choice for compliance with:

2013 EPA VGP

Maritime Labour Convention

Sulfur emissions regulations

IMO D2 Standard Ballast Water Convention

Marpol Annex VI regulation’s environmental requirements

Our Solutions

Our experts develop bespoke strategies to meet required parameters in one sampling intervention. Our solutions:

Are effective, compliant and cost efficient

Provide protection for your stakeholders, environment and your business 

Global Reach

With over 6,000 global environmental specialists and experts, SGS designs and implements sampling programs. SGS ensures:

Samples are collected, stored and handled appropriately

All processes meet international and local sampling methodologies

Global Reach: Local Experience. SGS’s marine services assists vessels in more than 300 ports globally.

Our Services

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IMO D-2 Sampling and Commissioning

Compliance and commissioning testing of ballast water management systems to the IMO D-2 standard.

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Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

EGCS (scrubbers) testing following the EPA Vessel General Permit to MEPC.259(68) and US EPA VGP.

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Vessel General Permit Testing

VGP Ballast water sampling and testing (including wash water, bilge water and gray water).

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Potable Water Testing

Sampling and testing ships potable water to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 and flag State guidelines.

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About SGS

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.

Our 89,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

Discover our services across your industry.