The Liberian Registry, the second largest in the world, includes more than 4,200 vessels aggregating 150+ million gross tonnes, representing 12 percent of the world’s ocean going fleet.

As part of the new strategic cooperation, Verifavia will offer verification services under both the IMO’s DCS and the EU’s MRV regulations, which target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping.

Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia Shipping, commented: “We are proud to be the first independent verifier in the world to collaborate with the Liberian Registry, which is renowned for its excellence, efficiency, safety and expert service.”

Given the strong commonalities between the EU and IMO monitoring schemes, the strategic cooperation provides shipowners and operators with additional reassurance that independent EU MRV accredited verifiers have the knowledge to provide support in navigating the requirements and challenges relating to both EU MRV and IMO DCS regulations, the company noted.

Shipowners of Liberian-flagged vessels that are required to comply with EU MRV will also benefit from obtaining a verification service from a single point of contact and a single verification audit based on the same primary data and procedures.