Marsoft, a leading maritime consulting firm, has announced that it will offer certification to shipping companies on the carbon dioxide (CO2) savings made through the retrofitting of their vessels. This certification will be necessary for companies that want to be enrolled in the Gold Standard program. The Gold Standard is a certification programme set up by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other environmental groups to provide third-party verification of carbon savings. Marsoft’s certification will quantify and certify the reductions in CO2 emissions achieved by ship retrofits to meet the Gold Standard’s requirements.
Marsoft will verify relevant data such as fuel consumption, engine power, and vessel speed through its proprietary algorithms to determine the estimated reduction in CO2 emissions. The firm will also check whether the retrofitting process will not hinder the vessel’s safety and functionality.
Shipowners are now more than ever under pressure to cut down emissions to meet increasingly stricter regulations. Retrofitting ships to make them more fuel-efficient and eco-friendly significantly reduces emissions, thus, it’s seen as a quick and cost-effective path towards emission reductions. Furthermore, shipping companies receive numerous benefits from retrofitting their vessels including fuel savings, increasing the vessels’ lifespan, and enhancing operational efficiency.
The Gold Standard Certification reinforces the commitment of shipping companies to environmental sustainability. It demonstrates that they have taken proactive measures to mitigate their emissions and can justify their claims. Being certified under the Gold Standard can also be used for marketing purposes and to enhance customer satisfaction.
Marsoft has been involved in the shipping and maritime industry for over 30 years, providing solutions such as operational optimization, cost reduction, and regulatory compliance to a clientele of shipowners, charterers, shipyards, and financial institutions. The firm’s latest offering of CO2 certification for retrofitted vessels adds another layer of service toward enhancing, improving, and developing the maritime industry.