Bureau Veritas announced the release of ‘Phase 2’ of My Fuel Consumption. This in an online tool to enable compliance with fuel consumption regulations, namely IMO DCS and the EU’s monitoring, reporting and verification requirements. My Fuel Consumption is a cloud based web application available on desktop, mobile and tablet.
EU MRV Regulation
The European Commission adopted a proposal on February 4, to revise the EU system for monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport. This aims to take appropriate account of the global data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships established by IMO. The goal of the proposal is to facilitate the harmonious implementation of the EU MRV and the IMO DCS.
Gard Club summarizes the 2019 maritime regulatory landscape. The marine industry experienced many regulations coming into force on 2018, with the same expected to happen in 2019. These regulations regard crew, safety, environment, cargo, and certification.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands issued guidance for compliance with both the global IMO data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships and the EU system for Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV). The document underlines that these two data collection schemes are not harmonized.
As the shipping industry is trying to find ways to reduce emissions, the European Union and IMO have announced regulations which require from operators to collect and report their ships’ fuel consumption. To assist in this, DNV GL released a combined reporting and verification online tool.
ICS launched a new report setting out its firm opposition to the concept of mandatory operational efficiency indexing of individual ships as a possible candidate measure for CO2 reduction, because of ‘the potential inaccuracies of such a metric and the significant danger of market distortion’.
Bureau Veritas will release a cloud-based application to help operators comply with the upcoming regulations, and improve their energy efficiency. The app is called “My Fuel Consumption”, and Bureau Veritas will release its first phase. “My Fuel Consumption” aims to help with compliance, as it uses a digitized process throughout the various steps of IMO-DCS and EU MRV regulations.
The MRV Regulation aims to monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions from maritime transport and is part of wider EU initiatives to better understand and reduce greenhouse emissions from shipping. The MRV Regulation applies to all vessels, greater than 5000 GT, conducting commercial voyages in EU and EFTA Ports of Call.
Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia Shipping, talked to GREEN4SEA about the major industry developments and challenges ahead with respect to the emissions regulatory framework. Enforcement of sulphur regulations, in combination with the coming into force of two emission monitoring systems, the EU MRV and the IMO DCS, are expected as the major challenges for shipping companies in 2018, according to Mr. Dufour.
The EU confirmed that it will include shipping in its emissions trading system if the International Maritime Organisation does not deliver effective global measures to reduce shipping emissions by 2023.
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