Verifavia Receives Second Accreditation as EU MRV Verifier

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Wednesday April 12, 2017

Verifavia Shipping (Verifavia) today announced that it has received a second accreditation as a European Union (EU) Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) verifier - this time from France's national accreditation body Cofrac.

Last month, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) certified Verifavia to offer a full scope of EU MRV services internationally.

"We are privileged to receive a second accreditation, which cements our position as the leading independent EU MRV verifier," said Julien Dufour, CEO of Verifavia Shipping.

"Combined, our two accreditations enable us to maintain and expand on our market-leading position, ensuring we offer a future-proofed EU MRV verification service that is not impacted by any political repercussions caused by Brexit."

Verifavia's Cofrac accreditation comes following the completion of a two-day audit and a witnessed assessment carried out at Compagnie Maritime Nantaise (CMN).

Alongside the development, Verifavia has launched a free-to-access EU MRV Extranet, intended to optimise and streamline the EU MRV compliance process.

"Our Extranet has been designed to facilitate the ongoing exchange of information, documents, and data between shipping companies and Verifavia Shipping as part of the legal assessment audit," said Nicolas Duchêne, Technical Director at Verifavia.

"The platform also seeks to simplify the assessment process by replacing email exchanges related to the assessment of MPs with an instant online chat functionality. Furthermore, once an MP for a lead ship has been created, it can be duplicated (and edited as required) for sister-ships – thus further simplifying the compliance process."

As Ship & Bunker has reported, the MRV regulation requires shipping companies to submit ship-specific monitoring plans to verifiers for approval by the end of August 2017, with per-voyage monitoring set to start on January 1, 2018.