Shipping companies prepare for the European Union’s new rules on reporting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Five shipping companies have taken up the help of an emission verification company on the reporting system so as to adhere to the European Union Rules.
The rules, know as MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) come into force in 2018.
EU considers the MRV Regulation as the first step towards cutting CO2 emissions from ships. Ship operators operating ships exceeding 5,000 gross tonnes (GT) will be required to monitor, report and submit their independently verified carbon emissions on all voyages to, from and between EU ports.
The shipping companies are happy that the process requires very little time and resource, with the reassurance that the vessels are on track to meet MRV compliance.
The DFDS Seaways, Euronav Ship Management, NEDA Maritime Agency, Seaspan Ship Management and Synergy Maritime have appointed Verifavia for complying with the regulations.
“As an experienced verification company, we understand that MRV is new to the shipping industry,” said Julien Dufour, CEO, of Verifavia, the company asked by the companies to provide a ‘pre-verification gap analysis’ to help them become MRV ready.
“The benefit of the pre-verification gap analysis is that, if carried out early, it can identify any compliance and system design issues, enabling correction by the shipping company in a timely manner,” added Dufour.
Poul Woodall, Director, Environment and Sustainability, DFDS Seaways, said: “MRV regulation is new and therefore unfamiliar, so we are grateful to Verifavia Shipping for conducting our compliance review”.
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Source: Verifavia Shipping