ATTICA GROUP – First Greek Passenger Shipping Company to Comply with the EU MRV Regulation
Attica Group, a leading company in the provision of ferry services for passengers, vehicles and cargo in Europe, is pleased to announce the certification of its Monitoring Plans for the carbon dioxide emissions (“Monitoring Plans”) for the Group’s vessels. The certification recognizes Attica Group’s regular monitoring, recording and disclosure of carbon dioxide emissions (“CO2”), in accordance with the EU Regulation EU MRV 757/2015.
According to the Regulation, by 31st August 2017, every shipping company must submit to EU-accredited verifiers a draft Monitoring Plan for each of their vessels above 5,000GT. Once submitted, the Monitoring Plan must be assessed by an independent verifier by December 31st, 2017. The MP must clearly describe the procedures, systems and responsibilities established to monitor and report CO2 emissions.
Attica Group with respect to its values and always committed to its obligation to reduce its carbon footprint, protect the environment, and ensure sustainable business and development, is once more leading the way: not only have the MPs for every vessel of its fleet been completed and submitted for approval, much earlier than required by the EU Regulation, they have also been fully assessed by Verifavia Shipping, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping). Verifavia is also the first globally accredited verifier to receive dual accreditation under ISO 14065 standard and regulation 757/2015.
Mr. Spyridon Paschalis, CEO of Attica Group, says: “In Attica Group we keep being pioneers concerning environmental protection issues as well. We are the first passenger shipping to be certified for our EU MRV Monitoring Plans by Verifavia Shipping, and even earlier than required. We commit ourselves to work hard on the improvement of our procedures and efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and will take any initiative to that end without further delay”.
Nikolas Theodorou, CEO of Verifavia Shipping (Hellas), says: “We have been privileged to work with Attica Group on the assessment of their monitoring plans regarding compliance with the EU MRV regulation. Attica Group already employed exemplary processes, including advanced and detailed fleet management and monitoring practices, and it has been our pleasure to work with the company to ensure a smooth and efficient EU MRV assessment audit”
About ATTICA HOLDINGS S.A.
Attica Group is a leading company in the provision of ferry services for passengers, vehicles and cargo in the East Mediterranean Sea.
The Attica Group fleet consists of 15 state-of-the-art Ro-Pax vessels featuring pioneer designs and offering high-standard services to passengers, private vehicles and trucks. Serving more than 40 destinations on the Greek domestic routes and on the international routes (Greece – Italy and Spain – Morocco routes), Attica Group’s companies SUPERFAST FERRIES, BLUE STAR FERRIES and AFRICA MOROCCO LINKS (AML) are established in the European maritime transport industry as synonyms of high end quality ferry services. Attica Group is a member of the Marfin Investment Group, the largest Greek business and investment group.
For more information about Attica Group, please visit https://www.attica-group.com as well as www.superfast.com, www.bluestarferries.com and www.aml.ma.
About Verifavia Shipping:
Verifavia Shipping and Verifavia Shipping Hellas which serves the Greek and Cyprus-based shipping market, strives to be the maritime industry’s first choice for the provision of efficient, competitive, and flexible emissions verification information and services worldwide.
By combining its innovative approach and streamlined procedures with the technical expertise and industry knowledge of its team, Verifavia Shipping provides a top-class service that ensures its customers experience a smooth verification journey.
For more information about Verifavia Shipping, go to http://www.verifavia-shipping.com. For updated information and news on the MRV Regulation, follow https://www.linkedin.com/company/verifavia-shipping.
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