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Our Mission

Trade is the cornerstone of global civilization. Since humans first set out to sea with goods to trade, the shipping industry has continually worked to minimize uncertainty and risk inherent in ocean transportation, enabling efficient trade. At Burmester & Vogel we are charting a similar course to solve a persistent source of uncertainty inherent in every voyage: demurrage. 

At the heart of BV is a vision to transform demurrage from an unpredictable and manual, time-consuming process to a fast, efficient and digitally-enabled process thereby creating a world where demurrage can be accurately planned for and quickly settled.

BV's commitment to continuous learning and innovation allows us to stay ahead of the curve and provide cutting-edge solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers.

We believe in building long-term relationships with our clients based on trust, transparency, and integrity.

Demurrage is so fundamental to trade that it impacts the commodity cost of the staples that underpin the world's economy. By minimizing the uncertainty, cost and risk associated with demurrage, the impact of our work will resonate beyond the maritime shipping industry, from global producers to end consumers around the world.


Our Core Values

Create Value: We seek to create value in interactions with our customers, partners, suppliers and colleagues. We spend the time to understand our clients' needs so that we can innovate and deliver solutions that unlock value in their commodity and freight trading activities.

Be Proactive: We strive to be responsive to our clients needs and work to stay a step ahead of them in solving them. We take the initiative to identify, analyze and solve our customers' problems.

Care about Customers: We engage our customers with empathy and a genuine desire to help them perform their work more effortlessly as a result of the products and services we offer. We take the time to talk to customers, visit them, and make sure we understand how they work so we can best support them.

Get Things Done: We value collaboration and teamwork, recognizing that our collective skills and expertise are greater than the sum of our individual parts. We foster a culture of open communication and mutual respect, where every team member is valued and supported. We also help one another to get things done.

Commit to Excellence: We are committed to continuous learning and growth, both individually and as a company. We invest in our team members' development and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth, recognizing that this benefits both our team members and our customers.

Our History


Founded in 1983, Burmester & Vogel is a maritime technology solution provider that specializes in laytime and demurrage management. Burmester & Vogel's solutions are used by businesses across the Dry Bulk and Oil & Gas industries to manage demurrage and other related logistics processes. Burmester & Vogel has established itself as a trusted partner supporting hundreds of clients in 50+ countries with fast, flexible, and accurate technology enabling supply chain efficiency.

Our decades of real-world industry expertise,  combined with BV's proprietary data and technologists at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, are leading the digital transformation of the demurrage process.

Our history and expertise can accelerate your business.