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Verifavia Shipping Expands Into Greece and Cyprus

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Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector, has expanded into Greece and Cyprus with the launch of Verifavia Shipping (Hellas) Ltd. The Athens-based team, led by managing director, Nikolas Theodorou, will support the region’s shipping community in effectively navigating the requirements of the European Union’s (EU) Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) Regulation.

MRV Regulation 2015/757 came into force on 1st July 2015 and shipping companies operating in the EU have until 2017 to prepare plans to monitor and report their carbon emissions. From 2018 onwards, ships over 5,000 gross tonnage calling at EU ports must collect and submit verified annual data on CO2 emissions. They will also be required to carry a Document of Compliance issued by an accredited MRV verifier.

Verifavia has a long experience of working in the aviation and other transport sectors to provide emissions verification information and services. The company works as a trusted partner with customers to support them in achieving compliance with an independent service grounded in accuracy, integrity and expertise.

Verifavia is already working with several shipping companies to assess their organisations for MRV readiness. Greece-based NEDA Maritime Agency Co. Ltd. was recently considered MRV-ready by Verifavia and is now on course to comply with the requirements of the EU MRV Regulation. Verifavia is also working with ICT solutions providers that are bringing new and innovative MRV solutions to the market for auditing purposes. It is essential that these solutions are fully certified to support monitoring and reporting that satisfies compliance requirements. [...]


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