McQuilling Partners and Vertis Environmental Finance Announce Partnership to Offer Carbon Offsetting and Advisory Services to the Shipping Industry
McQuilling Partners Inc., a major international shipbroker and Vertis Environmental Finance, a pioneering emissions trader, have developed a partnership to offer Carbon Offsetting and Advisory (CO&A) services to the shipping industry. This agreement will provide ship-owners, oil companies, refiners, and traders with direct access to carbon offsetting and advisory solutions to address their environmental sustainability and carbon-neutral shipping needs, as well as their future environmental compliance requirements.
With carbon market expertise and established experience in similar sectors like aviation, Vertis Environmental Finance will provide clients of McQuilling Partners Inc. and its affiliates with access to high-quality, verified, emission reduction credits around the world, reinforcing its position as a leader in marine transport advisory. McQuilling’s clients will have access to a trustworthy partner, a pioneering firm in emissions trading with more than 20 years experience in both compliance and the voluntary carbon market (VCM). Shipping companies and charterers will be able to receive Vertis Environmental Finance’s award-winning services, which will allow them to understand the carbon markets and get efficient market access.
John Schmidt, CEO of McQuilling Partners Inc., says: “We are thrilled to partner with Vertis Environmental Finance to provide our clients, including integrated oil companies, oil traders and ship-owners, with a seamless process of securing carbon neutrality on their marine transportation requirements. Additionally, this partnership of market leader advisory experts in the maritime and environmental industries will enable interested parties to confidently navigate the developing regulatory environment of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and the European Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) to efficiently design and implement their strategy for meeting these requirements.”
With Vertis Environmental Finance’s solid experience in environmental compliance markets, the partnership will be able to guide ship owners in managing their compliance strategy and execution in accordance with the EU ETS and potentially future IMO environmental regulations. Marc Falguera, CEO of Vertis Environmental Finance, says: “The first wave of commercial zero-emission shipping and the use of carbon offsetting is increasingly catching on in segments of the maritime and fuel industries as companies look to enhance their environmental positioning. We are excited to address this huge challenge and help the industry achieve its environmental ambitions and obligations. The partnership with McQuilling Partners Inc. will take us in the right direction and further support our ambition to inspire and empower companies on their zero-carbon journey.”