Verifavia Shipping Adds CSI Verification to Service Offerings

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Monday December 18, 2017

Verifavia Shipping today announced that it is the first non-class verifier to offer verification according to the Clean Shipping Index (CSI) - an independent rating system of the environmental performance of ships and shipping companies.

Under the new agreement, Verifavia will offer its verification services to shipowners around the world who wish to have their company and vessels verified under CSI requirements.

"We are proud that the Clean Shipping Index has entrusted Verifavia to be the first non-class verifier to perform CSI verification," said Julien Dufour, CEO of Verifavia Shipping.

"We are confident that our knowledgeable and experienced surveyors, all with seafaring experience, will deliver a top-class service grounded in in-depth technical knowledge."

Shipowners that obtain full CSI verification for their vessels can benefit from lower port fees at participating ports, among other benefits, such as reduced tax in Sweden.

"Verifavia's accreditation represents a step change for the industry, as this is the first time since the CSI was launched that companies who choose to have their CSI data verified have an alternative to class societies," said Verifavia Shipping.

The CSI verification service is an extension of Verifavia's portfolio of services for the shipping sector, which includes EU Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV), IMO Data Collection System (DCS), and the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) verifications.