The Leader in Fuel Testing and Survey
The Leader in Fuel Testing and Survey
The Leader in Fuel Testing and Survey
The Leader in Fuel Testing and Survey
The Leader in Fuel Testing and Survey

Setting Global Standards in Marine Fuel Management

Since its inception in 1981, Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) has been a leader in fuel testing and bunker quantity surveys, raising the bar and setting standards for marine fuel management.

Businesses today face mounting technological, financial, operational and regulatory challenges and risks. As our clients' partner of choice, VPS assists in addressing these issues and in enabling effective business decisions

We combine unmatched expertise with proven technology and services to provide:

  • Expert advice for regulatory compliance and optimal operational performance
  • 24/7 worldwide technical troubleshooting support
  • Expert assistance with bunker disputes and claims
  • Comprehensive marine fuel training programmes
  • Insightful data via our analytical tools

Latest News & Events


1st January 2017

Malcolm Cooper has been appointed as Group Managing Director of VPS. Malcolm joined VPS in February 2016 and, in additional to his new role as Group Managing Director, retains his previous role as Regional Director, Europe. Malcolm brings considerable international Commodity Testing, Inspection and Certification experience to VPS having held senior management positions over a long career with SGS. He assumes responsibility for VPS with a focus on aligning the Group's activities to grow overall share in its core markets and diversify the range of services provided to the marine industry.

Marine Fuel and Lubricants Conference


The Marine Fuel and Lubricants Conference was held in Rotterdam on 7th & 8th December. Malcolm Cooper, Group Technical and BD Director at VPS, discussed the impact of Bunker Fuels and Lubricants on Marine Engine Performance.

Platts Mediterranean Bunkers Fuels Conference


Dani Lionaki, Account manager at VPS was a speaker at the Bunker Fuels Conference held in Athens from 1st -2nd December. Dafni discussed Bunker Fuel contamination and how to be proactive in tackling this problem.

Successful Round Table discussions held in Europe


VPS has recently held several Round Table discussions arranged by our offices in Oslo, Hamburg and Rotterdam.

The primary goal of these events is to encourage closer communication between VPS and our valued clients, creating a greater understanding of the latest issues, concerns and topics affecting our industry. We hope that by using data and intelligence gained through the global VPS services to address such topics, we can provide and present information which can be of real value to you and your company.

Of course such events also provide an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of our respective companies, further enhancing our business relationship, whilst also enabling a positive networking environment for all the attendees.

We intend to hold more events in the future and as such your feedback and suggestions for topics would be welcomed and appreciated. Please feel free to contact us via

IBIA Annual Convention 2016


IBIA held its Annual Convention in Gibraltar for from 7th 11th November. VPS was proud to be a gold sponsor of this event. Representatives from VPS included Steve Bee, Malcolm Cooper, John Gilligan and Peter van den Boomgaard. The quality of the speakers and wide range of delegates contributed to a successful convention.


Ferry van Eykel, Senior Sales Manager for VPS Europe will be a guest speaker at this year's Green Shipping Conference at the Hilton Hotel, Rotterdam 17th-18th October 2016. Ferry and his colleague Maurice Bentvelsen wish all the attending delegates a successful event and look forward to meeting everyone during the course of the conference.


Veritas Petroleum Services, Rahul Choudhuri (MD - AMEA) is highlighted in Ship & Bunker following his comments at SIBCON relating to ISO8217:2016 changes:

VPS is now an Associate Member of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber

Veritas Petroleum Services VPS are proud to announce the company is now an Associate Member of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber. Group Commercial Director, Steve Bee, stated, "We are proud to be members of such a positive and established organisation and VPS are very much looking forward to our involvement and support of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber." The Cyprus Shipping Chamber promotes the interests of Cypriot shipping and the reputation of the Cyprus flag, whilst also promoting and protecting the interests of its members both nationally and internationally.

04 - 07 October 2016

Captain Rahul Choudhuri, Managing Director (AMEA), Veritas Petroleum Services, will be a speaker at SIBCON 2016, which runs from 4th-7th October 2016 in Singapore. Captain Choudhuri, will be supported by Dr Malcolm Cooper (Group Technical & Business Development Director), Steve Bee (Group Commercial Director) and key members of the VPS AMEA team. VPS look forward to meeting the delegates of this World-leading Bunker Conference during the course of the week and would like to wish the organisers, speakers and guests a very successful conference.

22 - 23 September 2016

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) will be at ARACON 2016 in Rotterdam, 22nd-23rd September 2016. This long-running and largest bunkering conference in the ARA-region will be held at the Hilton Hotel. Group Commercial Director, Steve Bee will be among the speakers at this year's event, discussing "Bunker Quality Measurement & Off-Specification Fuels". Dr Malcolm Cooper (Group Technical & BD Director), Ferry Van Eykel (Senior Account Manager) and Maurice Bentvelsen (Account Manager) will also be present. VPS look forward to meeting the Conference Delegates and wish everyone involved a successful event

Posidonia 2016, Athens, Greece

6 - 10 June 2016

Besides welcoming visitors to its distinctive stand during the Posidonia exhibition, VPS also held a successful seminar with a presentation on "Managing Fuel Quality Issues & Challenges" by Malcolm Cooper, Group Technical & Business Development Director on 7 June 2016.

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