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Verifavia hits 1,000-assessment milestone as MRV deadline looms

Tue 11 Jul 2017 by Paul Fanning

Verifavia hits 1,000-assessment milestone as MRV deadline looms
Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia

Emissions verification company Verifavia now has more than 1,000 ships and monitoring plans under assessment to comply with the EU’s monitoring, reporting, and verification (EU MRV) regulation.

With its first legal deadline due on 31 August, the EU MRV regulation applies to all ships above 5,000gt, regardless of flag, on all voyages to, from and between EU ports. It requires shipowners and operators to annually monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions.

Verifavia’s client roster comprises many leading global shipping companies, while global ICT providers, such as StormGeo, are entrusting Verifavia to certify their EU MRV ICT solutions, which seek to streamline the data collection and reporting process for shipping companies needing to comply with the regulation.

The company is currently working with around 60 shipping companies, spanning 1,052 ships, and has certified EU MRV solutions and systems for 16 ICT providers.

Verifavia Shipping chief executive Julien Dufour said: “We feel proud and honoured that so many shipping companies have entrusted Verifavia to ensure a smooth EU MRV verification process.”

This is a significant milestone for the company, which became the first globally accredited verifier to receive dual accreditation under ISO 14065 standard and regulation 757/2015 three months ago. With accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and France’s national accreditation body, Cofrac, the company can assess or verify any ship, anywhere in the world, regardless of country of ownership, flag state, or class.

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