Briese Schiffahrt appoints Korean Register to deliver EU MRV verification services

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Classification society Korean Register (KR) has announced it has been appointed to provide EU (European Union) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU-MRV) services to Briese Schiffahrt, a management company of general cargo, multipurpose and heavy lift vessels, which is headquartered in Leer, Germany.

KR and Briese Schiffahrts signed the agreement yesterday (Monday), which covers verification services including assessment of monitoring plans and verification of carbon emission reports in compliance with ISO 14065 standard and regulation 757/2015.

KR offers a wide range of services through its rules and standards to shipping, ship building and industrial clients in Germany and around the world. KR opened its branch office in Hamburg in 1997 and opened a new site office in Frankfurt earlier this year.

Michael Suhr, Technical/Commercial Director KR said: “We are pleased that Briese Schiffahrt has chosen KR to be its partner for EU-MRV verification. This appointment demonstrates KR’s growing status in the German market and is a clear endorsement of our technical abilities. We remain committed to providing prompt, efficient technical and specialist services to all of our valued customers in Germany and look forward to supporting Briese Schiffahrt in this important work.”

KR was authorised by Germany’s National Accreditation Body (DAkkS) to act as a verification body for EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, Verification) on 2nd March 2017.  KR will continue to support its customers applying for Monitoring Plan Assesment. The official deadline for this service is 31st August 2017 and from 1st January 2018, KR will report the results to the EU accordingly.