Verifavia, an emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and navigation), has announced a major cooperation with two of the largest ship managers in the world, namely Wallem Ship Management in Hong Kong and Zeaborn Ship Management in Hamburg ( a consolidation of ER Schiffahrt and Rickmers Shipmanagement), to perform verification services for the European Union (EU) Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) and the Data Collection System (DCS) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) , as well as the certification of associated IT systems.
Through its agreement with Zeaborn Ship Management, Verifavia Shipping will provide EU MRV verification services as well as IMO DCS verification on most of their Liberian and Panama flag vessels. It will also certify all the IT systems used by Zeaborn Ship Management for this regulation. For Wallem, Verifavia will also provide verification services for EU MRV and IMO DCS on a number of its Liberian and Panama flag vessels, as well as certification of the independent IT system, Vertex SMMS. .
As the world’s first independent verifier to provide both IMO DCS and EU MRV verification services, Verifavia leverages its in-depth knowledge, expertise and understanding of these regulations to provide shipowners and vessel operators with a streamlined and cost-effective verification process. Many Recognized Organizations (ROs) have very strict requirements for how data should be submitted to them, which goes beyond regulatory requirements and places an additional burden on ship owners and operators. Additionally, many owners and operators using more than one RO choose to work with a single independent verification service provider for these regulations rather than risk a conflict of interest between class companies. It is also a way to diversify suppliers and limit the extent of the monopoly of IACS members.
Julien Dufour, CEO of Verifavia Shipping, who believes there is a common and unnecessary misconception that data should be submitted to the auditor in a certain format, commented: “A key element for these two organizations has been the ability to work with an auditor who offers maximum flexibility. If the content is complete and meets regulatory requirements, it can be submitted in any format, from simple spreadsheets to advanced markup language format, or more complex formats used in computer systems to monitor data. vessel performance. We then take charge of transforming the data into a format that can be used for verification. “
He added: “We are extremely proud to work with both Wallem and Zeaborn Ship Management, and believe this is a testament not only to our expertise, but also to our truly differentiated approach as an independent emissions verifier. Both companies will now benefit from a flexible and top-notch verification service at a reasonable price from a single point of contact, streamlining the reporting and verification process. “
Verifavia Shipping remains committed to ensuring that shipowners and operators are able to comply with IMO DCS and EU MRV regulations quickly, efficiently and affordably. With accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and the French national accreditation body, Cofrac, Verifavia can assess or verify any vessel in the world, regardless of the country of ownership, the Flag state or class. The company’s customer list currently includes around 180 shipping companies covering 1,700 vessels and 30 ICT providers.