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EU MRV’s efficiency needs incentives and transparency

The European Commission’s decision on publicising data relating to the carbon emission performance of individual vessels resulted to mixed reactions as shipowners’ concern stems from the perceived simplicity of the data; that the data fails to acknowledge additional factors affecting efficiency such as cargo and weather.

SHI’s INTELLIMAN Ship software compliant with EU-MRV, IMO-DCS

DNV GL announced that Samsung Heavy Industries INTELLIMAN Ship software is compliant with the EU-MRV and IMO-DCS regulations. The INTELLIMAN Ship is a smart ship solution, aiming to facilitate data management from fleet operation to life-cycle service. DNV GL confirmed that the software can be used as a recording and reporting tool.

Classification Societies keep up with cyber technology

In its latest issue of Phish and Ships, Be Cyber Aware at Sea campaign focuses on how classes embrace cyber technology. The Classes also have been getting an insight into changing in order to better serve the increasingly digital maritime industry, and on expanding their services to take into account the security concerns of cyber technology.

The UK launches ‘UK MRV’ legislation following Brexit

The British Government published a draft legislation called ‘Merchant Shipping (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emissions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018’ aiming at maintaining the EU MRV for vessels calling at UK ports following Brexit.

Bureau Veritas releases fuel consumption and CO2 emissions reporting app

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 adopts proposal to revise system for shipping emissions monitoring

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.

Summary of the regulatory landscape in 2019

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. 

Guidance on EU MRV and IMO DCS for Marshall-flagged ships

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.

New online tool to help with IMO DCS compliance

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: Operational Efficiency Indexing can bring market distortion

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’.


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