Press Release - Norbulk appoints Verifavia for emissions verification across 65 vessels
Norbulk appoints Verifavia for emissions verification across 65 vessels
Ship management company turns to emissions verification specialist as shipping navigates decarbonisation rules
PARIS, CHANDIGARH, SINGAPORE – 08th November 2022: Verifavia SAS has signed a deal to provide its full suite of emissions verification services to Norbulk Shipping, the UK-based ship management company.
The tie-up will see Verifavia, the carbon emissions verification services provider to the maritime and aviation industries, supporting 65 Norbulk vessels in complying with regulations aimed at decarbonising the maritime industry including the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII).
From 1 January 2023, CII will regulate the operations of all cargo and cruise ships that are 5,000 gt or above. Owners will need to calculate their vessel’s operational efficiency by comparing its fuel consumption with the total distance the ship has travelled.
To comply with CII, a ship’s actual annual operational carbon intensity rating must be documented and verified against the indicator’s requirements. This determines the operational CII rating on a scale from A to E, showing the performance level, which is then recorded in a vessel’s Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan SEEMP.
In November 2021, Verifavia launched the world’s first real-time CII Dashboard, allowing owners, operators and charterers of ships over 5,000 gt to accurately measure a vessel’s current and predictive CII rating. The CII dashboard provides guidance for ship efficiency, generating data on the amount of carbon produced and, through its calculator, insight into whether emission levels for a single voyage or reporting period meet industry regulation.
The dashboard’s simulator can predict when vessels, and specific voyages, will comply with CII regulation, helping shipowners to simulate and plan for upcoming journeys. It also highlights areas where the vessel falls short of compliance and is required to meet carbon efficiency regulations.
While supporting Norbulk vessels with CII, Verifavia will also assist the ship management company on other aspects of environmental regulatory compliance such as EU and UK Monitoring Reporting and Verification and IMO Data Collection System.
“With just months until CII rules come into effect, demand for an emissions verification specialist has never been greater,” said Julien Dufour, President of Verifavia SAS.
“Very few, if any, ship owners, operators and management companies have the in-house expertise or time required to ensure all vessels within their fleet are CII compliant. By entrusting us to carry out this vital work, companies such as Norbulk can focus on their core business and daily operations.”
Artiom Guzar, QA and ISM Manager, Norbulk Shipping UK, explained: “We are fully committed to achieving our emissions reductions responsibilities, which requires understanding and bridging any gaps in meeting the requirements.
“Verifavia has a strong track record in helping ship owners and operators to successfully navigate the requirements of environmental regulations and we want to work with them to make any necessary changes against a timeline that we can control. With its CII dashboard and acting as a single point of contact for all our emissions verification needs, we believe that Verifavia will enable us to realise efficiencies and streamline the overall process.”
Notes to editors
Verifavia, part of Normec Group, strives to be the maritime industry’s first choice for the provision of emissions verification and hazardous materials preparation and maintenance services. With offices in Paris, Singapore and Chandigarh, Verifavia also has trusted partners that provides IHM (inventory of hazardous materials) services from Panama, the US, Canada, Australia, China, Greece, Turkey, Hong Kong and Germany. This network enables Verifavia to provide an accurate and expert service worldwide.
By combining its innovative approach and streamlined procedures with the technical expertise and industry knowledge of its team, Verifavia provides a smooth, flexible and competitive service, enabling customers to navigate environmental compliance effectively and efficiently.
Verifavia was the first company to provide EU Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) services and the first independent verifier to offer International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Data Collection System (DCS) verification for several flag states. Today, the company also supports clients with compliance in several areas such as CII, Energy Efficiency Existing ship Index (EEXI), Clean Shipping Index (CSI) and the UK MRV.
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About Norbulk Shipping
Norbulk Shipping was established 40 years ago to provide technical ship management, crewing and technical services to ship owners. Since inception, the company has provided clients with consistently high standards of operations and services. While the core business activity is technical ship management, Norbulk also has significant experience in a variety of related areas.
The present managed fleet is operated from Glasgow and comprises bulk carriers; chemical and oil tankers; container ships; gas carriers and reefer ships.
In an increasingly complex and regulatory industry, Norbulk maintains its competitive edge by investing in people at sea and ashore, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to further their careers and improve marine operations.