RIYADH: As part of its commitment to environmental compliance, Bahri Ship Management, one of the six business units within Bahri, a global leader in transportation and logistics, has become one of the first shipping companies to comply with the submission of EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, Verification) plans for the full fleet, well ahead of the deadline.
At present, Bahri Ship Management operates 39 VLCCs, 23 chemical tankers, 10 product tankers, 5 bulk carriers, and 6 ROCONs. Seven further VLCCs are on order, with deliveries expected to be completed by May 2018.
To comply with the EU MRV Regulation, ship owners and operators of vessels exceeding 5,000 GT and intending to operate to or from or within the European Union must have approved ship-specific monitoring plans (MP), detailing the procedures, systems, and responsibilities in place to monitor fuel consumption, carbon emissions, and associated transport work.
The team at Bahri Ship Management worked in collaboration with industry experts at Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) to for approval of its monitoring plans. The approval will mean that Bahri’s customers can have peace of mind knowing that the very latest environmental best practices are being followed when transporting their cargoes in and out of Europe.
LRQA is the first group of verification bodies to receive accreditation against the international management system standard for GHG (Greenhouse Gas) validation or verification - ISO 14065 - to globally deliver assessment and verification services related to GHG emissions and specifically, the MRV Regulation. This is an extension to LRQA’s existing accreditation to ISO 14065, under which related schemes are delivered.
Bahri Ship Management, being an ISO 14001:2015 certified company, already operates under well-established environmental policies and procedures. HSEQ Senior Manager Michael Bradshaw states, “As the world’s largest owner and operator of VLCCs, a leading operator of medium-range chemical tankers, and one of the top 10 break-bulk carriers in the world, we are passionate about delivering safe, environmentally efficient and reliable services to all our stakeholders. To achieve this, we are relentless in our pursuit of technical and IT solutions to deliver operational efficiency and demonstrate our commitment to preventing harm to the natural environment.”