Verifavia signs 8 cooperation agreements for IMO DCS

Verifavia signs 8 cooperation agreements for IMO DCS

Verifavia has announced 8 new cooperation agreements with Recognised Organisations (ROs), supporting the verification of data for the IMO’s DCS (data collection system) regulation.

Isthmus Bureau of Shipping (Class IBS), Intermaritime Certifications Services (ICS Class), International Naval Survey Bureau (INSB Class), Marine Consultants, Surveys & Naval Register (MACOSNAR), Overseas Marine Certification Services (OMCS Class), Panama Shipping Registrar (PSR), Universal Maritime Bureau (UMB Class) and Veritas Register of Shipping (VR Class) will outsource the review of their Data Collection Plans (DCPs) submissions. These DCPs outline the procedures, systems, and responsibilities to monitor fuel oil consumption data, hours underway, and distance travelled. When the verification activity has been completed, Verifavia is authorised by each RO to provide a recommendation for the issuance of the Confirmation of Compliance.

Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia Shipping, commented: “Flag administrations, or other authorised organisations, will have to ensure that by December 31, 2018, a ship’s Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) has been updated to document the methodologies that will be used for collecting the required data and reporting that data to the flag administration. We are incredibly proud to be entrusted with the associated data verification by a growing number of ROs and flag administrations. We believe that this is a testament to our in-depth understanding of these regulations, flexible service, and independence.”

Pantelis Chinakis, president and managing director, INSB Class added: “We remain absolutely convinced of the unrivalled knowledge, flexibility and quality that Verifavia offers as an independent verifier. We will work together to support ship owners and operators in successfully navigating the requirements of environmental regulations, such as EU MRV and IMO DCS, and achieve compliance in a timely and cost-effective manner.”