Global dry bulk shipping company Oldendorff Carriers has selected Verifavia Shipping to authenticate its vessel fleet in line with the European Union's (EU) Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (EU MRV) regulations.
The arrangement will see Verifavia assess Oldendorff’s monitoring plans and verify the shipping line’s carbon emission reports according to the ISO 14065 standard and regulation 757 / 2015.
The MRV came into effect in July 2015, and requires EU-based owners and opeators of vessels exceeding 5,000t to prepare and submit ship-specific monitoring plans to detect and report carbon emissions, fuel consumption and associated transport data.
A deadline of 31 August 2017 has been set for the ship owners and operators to ensure they meet the new requirements.
Oldendorff Carriers projects manager Christopher Fee said: “With our modern fleet of eco-ships coupled with the ongoing efforts of those working on our dedicated Green Ship Programme, Oldendorff remains committed to ensuring that the impact of our operations on the environment is minimised as much as is practically possible.
“Working with Verifavia ensures that we are on track to meet and exceed our EU MRV responsibilities, and to achieve timely compliance with the requirements mandated by this environmental regulation.”
The company currently operates a fleet of more than 600 vessels, including Handysize, Newcastlemax and others.
Verifavia Shipping CEO Julien Dufour said: “With the addition of Oldendorff’s ships, Verifavia is now exceeding 300 ships under contract for EU MRV verification and assessment.”
The company has already received accreditation from both the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and France’s national accreditation body Cofrac to verify the ISO 14065 standard and regulation 757 / 2015 on any vessels operating worldwide.
Image: Verifavia Shipping and Oldendorff Carriers representatives. Photo: courtesy of Verifavia Shipping.