Verifavia, which became the first globally accredited verifier to receive dual accreditation, announced that it 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.
The double accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and France’s national accreditation body, Cofrac, means that the company is able to assess or verify any ship, anywhere in the world, regardless of country of ownership, flag state, or class.
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.”
Mr Nicholas A. Kydoniefs, Technical Director, Chios Navigation (Hellas) noted that 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.”