Verifavia accreditation as MRV verifier

02 Mar 2017

Verifavia Shipping has been fully accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) as a global EU monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) verifier.

This enables it to perform EU MRV services for the assessment of monitoring plans and for the verification of carbon emission reports according to the ISO 14065 standard and regulation 757/2015.

Julien Dufour, CEO of Verifavia Shipping, said: “We are proud to have earned this recognition by UKAS, which cements our position as the leading independent EU MRV verifier and one of the few accredited to offer both monitoring plan assessments and verification of emissions reports on a global basis.”

He added: “Our team of knowledgeable MRV auditors has expanded greatly since the MRV regulation came into force, and we now have technical experts from across the world, ready to work hand in hand with ship owners and operators to help them successfully navigate the requirements of the regulation, and achieve compliance in a timely and cost-effective manner.”

Implemented on 1st July 2015, the shipping MRV regulation is now a pressing reality for more than 12,000 vessels visiting EU ports, with the first regulatory deadline on 31st August 2017.

Ship owners and operators of vessels exceeding 5,000 GT and operating in the EU have just five months to prepare and submit their ship-specific monitoring plans to monitor and report carbon emissions, fuel consumption, and associated transport work.  

“Having successfully completed the accreditation process, we are excited to be able to increase the scope of our existing service offering," said Nikolas Theodorou, managing director of Verifavia Shipping.

He concluded: “By combining our innovative approach and streamlined procedures with the technical expertise and industry knowledge of our team, Verifavia provides a highly competitive service that ensures our customers have a smooth EU MRV verification experience.”