French emissions monitoring company now monitors 1,000 ships

  Jul 18--VERIFAVIA, a provider of emissions verification for aviation and shipping, has announced that the company now has a 1,000 ships with Monitoring Plans for compliance with the EU's Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (EU MRV) regulation.

  The Paris-based company regards this as 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 (Comite francais d'accreditation), the company is able to assess or verify any ship, anywhere in the world, regardless of country of ownership, flag state, or class.

  Said company shipping chief Julien Dufour: "Verifavia remains committed to working collaboratively with shipowners and operators to achieve EU MRV compliance."

  Verifavia's client roster includes China Navigation Company (CNCo), Wallem Group, ER Schiffahrt, Chios Navigation (Hellas), Oldendorff Carriers, ORDEN, DFDS, Fairmont Shipping, OSM Maritime Group and Enesel SA Limited.

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

  Said Wallem Ship Management fleet optimisation chief Samar Das: "It's reassuring to work with a verifier that appreciates the challenges we face as shipping companies."

  Said Fairmont Shipping vice president Sean Raghina: "Verifavia has been extremely prompt and helpful every step of the way in assisting us to achieve compliance with EU-MRV regulations."


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