• 2017 July 10 15:54

    Verifavia shipping exceeds 1,000 ships under EU MRV assessment

    Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), today announced that the company now has over 1,000 ships and Monitoring Plans (MPs) under assessment for compliance with the European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (EU MRV) regulation.
     
    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 is able to assess or verify any ship, anywhere in the world, regardless of country of ownership, flag state, or class.
     
    Commenting on this milestone, Verifavia Shipping CEO, Julien Dufour, said: “We feel proud and honoured that so many shipping companies have entrusted Verifavia to ensure a smooth EU MRV verification process. Verifavia remains committed to working collaboratively with ship owners and operators to achieve EU MRV compliance in an efficient, timely, and cost-efficient manner.”
     
    Verifavia’s client roster comprises many leading global shipping companies including The China Navigation Company (CNCo), The Wallem Group, E.R. Schiffahrt, Chios Navigation (Hellas) Ltd, Oldendorff Carriers, NORDEN, DFDS, Fairmont Shipping, OSM Maritime Group, and Enesel S.A & Limited. In addition, 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 EU MRV Regulation. The company is currently working with circa 60 shipping companies spanning 1,052 ships, and has certified EU MRV solutions and systems for 16 ICT providers.
     
    Commenting on working with Verifavia, Samar Das, Manager – Fleet Optimisation, Technology & Projects, Wallem Ship Management said: “Since commencing our EU MRV compliance process with Verifavia, we have been very satisfied by the team’s professionalism, expertise, and knowledge of the regulation. It’s reassuring to work with a verifier that appreciates the challenges we face as shipping companies, and we are grateful to the Verifavia team for always ensuring that our compliance process is easy and straightforward."
     
    Sean Raghina, VP Marine – Marine & Technical Dept, Fairmont Shipping, added: “Verifavia has been extremely prompt and helpful every step of the way in assisting us to achieve compliance with EU-MRV regulations for our fleet of managed vessels.” 
     
    Verifavia continues to leverage the technical expertise and industry knowledge of its team, combined with an innovative approach and streamlined procedures, to deliver a top-class, professional, and competitively-priced service for its clients.
     
    “As global fleet performance experts committed to providing our clients with the highest quality service, we see great synergies in the service provided by Verifavia. It has been a pleasure to work in close partnership with Verifavia to ensure that our EU MRV solution genuinely helps ship owners and operators to achieve compliance with the regulation accurately and efficiently,” said Michael O'Brien, StormGeo Shipping VP of Product & Business Development.
     
    “Greece represents a significant portion of the global fleet that will need to comply with the EU MRV regulation. We are very pleased to be working with Verifavia and its team of EU MRV experts, who not only understand the regulation and its global implications, but also its applications for the Greece and Cyprus-based shipping markets,” concluded Nicholas A. Kydoniefs, Technical Director, Chios Navigation (Hellas) Ltd.

    “The China Navigation Company (CNCo) has a long-term goal of decarbonisation and optimising energy efficiency, continuously seeking ways to minimise the impact of our business on the environment. Over the years, we have made a significant progress towards environmental sustainability by adopting a proactive approach towards sustainable shipping by expanding our eco-efficient fleet and implementing a number of operational initiatives. In line with the European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU MRV) regulation, CNCo has recently appointed Verifavia to verify our fleet of vessels. We are confident that Verifavia’s domain knowledge, professional approach and prompt response will enable us to meet both regulatory and sustainability objectives”, said Stuart Jones, Fleet Director of CNCo.

    With the first regulatory deadline on 31st August 2017, the shipping MRV regulation – which came into force on 1st July 2015 – is now a pressing reality for more than 12,000 vessels visiting EU ports. According to Regulation (EU) 2015/757, ship owners and operators of vessels exceeding 5,000 GT and operating in the EU must prepare and submit their monitoring plans to monitor and report carbon emissions, fuel consumption, and associated transport work.  
                                                                                                                                              
    Verifavia Shipping, and Verifavia Shipping Hellas which serves the Greece and Cyprus-based shipping market, strives to be the maritime industry’s first choice for the provision of efficient, competitive, and flexible emissions verification information and services worldwide.
     
    By combining its innovative approach and streamlined procedures with the technical expertise and industry knowledge of its team, Verifavia Shipping provides a top-class service that ensures its customers experience a smooth verification journey.




2019 December 7

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15:42 TEN announces charter extension for an LNG carrier
13:08 FMT and Indian Register of Shipping sign MOU on strategic cooperation
11:34 AET secures long-term DPST charter contracts with Shell
10:37 Titan LNG tenders for 8000 cbm LNG bunker barge

2019 December 6

18:11 Lithuania aims to ensure state management of „Rail Baltica“ infrastructure
17:55 More operative services of towboats in the Port of Klaipėda
17:28 Acceptance/delivery certificate for Kalas, first rescue tugboat of Project MPSV12
17:06 APM Terminals Gothenburg takes another major step in their journey towards climate neutrality
16:04 Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam MD receives Harbour Medal
15:57 Northern Sea Route cargo traffic totaled 27.59 million tonnes YTD, up almost 70% Y-o-Y
15:26 IAPH Women’s Forum’s initiative “Women in Ports Mentoring Program” now extended to female Harbour Masters
15:03 Seabourn brings a new experience to guests with unique “Bow Lounge”
14:22 Throughput of port Ventspils (Latvia) in 11M’19 grew by 4% to 19.47 million tonnes
14:03 The container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg to be fossil-free by 2020
13:05 Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises welcomes LNG-powered Costa Smeralda to fleet
12:54 Yacht Zarya with Russian team wins ARC+St.Vicent 2019
12:23 UN maritime agency commits to further action on gender equality
12:01 Jan De Nul sets new sustainability standards for maintenance dredging works in the marinas of Nieuwpoort on the Belgian coast
11:30 Canada Infrastructure Bank invests $300 million in Port of Montreal’s expansion project in Contrecoeur
11:20 Costa Smeralda delivered from Meyer Turku shipyard
11:02 Yang Ming sets up subsidiary in China
10:45 Largest Latvian transit companies represented at 2019 Russian Transport Week
10:17 GTT receives an order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of two new LNG Carriers
10:12 Joint Russian-Vietnamese exercise underway in Cam Ranh
09:59 MAN Energy Solutions and Orcan Energy agree to collaborate
09:49 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:36 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 06
09:30 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.44% to $63.11, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.33% to $58.23
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,575 points
08:31 DNV GL awards Hudong-Zhonghua AiP certificate for gas-fueled 25000 TEU containership design

2019 December 5

18:05 ABS, MAN & SDARI join forces to develop ammonia-fueled feeder vessel
17:46 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 11M’19 fell by 7% Y-o-Y to 21.1 million tonnes
17:21 Extraordinary general shareholders meeting of LUKOIL approves interim dividend
17:05 NORDEN enters new biofuel collaboration with Kvasir Technologies
16:28 Cargo traffic on Northern Sea Route can grow to 160 million tonnes by 2035 – Aleksandr Krutikov
16:05 ABS and CATL sign battery research agreement
15:54 Port of HaminaKotka published its statistics for November 2019
15:30 Ministry for Development of Russian Far East and Arctic expects special economic regime to come into force in Arctic in 2020
15:03 DNV GL and Huangpu-Wenchong sign JDP on 5,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel containership
14:49 Global project launched to tackle plastic litter from ships and fisheries
14:33 IMO Assembly approved renewal of Kitack Lim’s appointment as secretary-general of UN body
14:06 Torqeedo powers all-electric harbour water clean-up boat
13:06 YILPORT Puerto Bolívar now operates with four mobile harbor cranes
12:44 Bunker prices increase at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:25 Norfolk, Virginia to host Port & Terminal Technology USA on 21-22 April 2020
12:17 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 05
12:08 Inmarsat launches Fleet LTE service in the North Sea
11:50 Forum «Arctic: Today and the Future» kicked off in Saint-Petersburg
11:29 “K” Line completes additional development (Phase-2) of “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions”
11:05 PIL upgrades Redsea Gulf Service and Intra-Redsea Feeder 5
10:37 DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding NDT efficiency
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09:18 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,599 points
09:03 CMA CGM and Total sign a major agreement
06:49 Ocean Yield ASA announces delivery of three LR2 product tankers with long-term charters

2019 December 4

18:30 North Carolina Ports Chief Commercial Officer retires
18:09 Diana Shipping announces time charter contracts for m/v Myrsini with Ausca and m/v Artemis with Koch
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