Verifavia Shipping Leads in EU MRV and IMO DCS IT System Certification
Verifavia Shipping claimed success in the independent certification of IT systems and solutions designed to support compliance with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Data Collection System (DCS) regulation and European Union (EU) Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV).
With both regulations now in force, increasing numbers of IT systems are available to assist ship owners and operators in collating and reporting emissions data, all of which need to strictly adhere to the relevant legal requirements.
"More than 30 of these systems have now been certified or are currently undergoing certification by Verifavia," the emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping) said in a press release.
According to the release, January 2019 marks a year since the EU MRV initial reporting period commenced on 1st January 2018, and the start of IMO DCS requirements, whereby ships of 5,000 GT and above must begin collecting and reporting data to an IMO database.
With multiple IT systems on offer aiming to simplify data input and automate the calculation of emission and efficiency data, as well as reporting, owners and operators need assurance of their ability to accurately and transparently support compliance.
Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia Shipping, commented: “Many shipping companies are choosing to streamline both the EU MRV and IMO DCS compliance processes, which is why there are so many IT systems available to support this. What’s essential, however, is that owners and operators have the confidence that the system they choose is fit for purpose in optimising fleet-wide reporting for compliance while minimising effort, resource and costs.”
Verifavia has certified, or is currently certifying, 30 IT compliance systems for organisations including Bassnet, Coach, Danaos, Dynamarine, Emerson, Enerforce, Eniram, GAC SMHI Weather Solutions, Hoglund Marine Automation, Krohne Marine, Kyla, Marorka, Navis, Pole Star, Power Instrument, Shipnet, SpecTec, StormGeo, TresSolutions, VAF Instruments, Veinland, Vertex, We4Sea, X-Press Feeders and XShip.
It has also certified the IT Systems of two of the world’s largest ship managers; Wallem Ship Management in Hong Kong and Zeaborn Ship Management in Hamburg (a consolidation of E.R. Schiffahrt and Rickmers Shipmanagement), which it also conducts EU MRV and IMO DCS verification services for.