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.
EU MRV Regulation
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.
Rolls-Royce announced the launch of a ‘cloud-based’ fuel consumption and carbon dioxide monitoring module designed to help shipowners meet the European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification regulation.
Verifavia announced that it has fully certified VAF Instruments’ IVY Propulsion Performance Management system, under the EU’s MRV regulation requirements. The system has been designed to automatically monitor and report voyages and streamlines both the EU MRV and IMO DCS compliance processes.
Further to the launch of THETIS-MRV system, EMSA provides guidance on how to access the system and gain valuable information of CO2 reporting in line with EU Regulation 2015/757.
The highest shipping emissions of PM2.5 and SOx per unit area are reported in the sea areas in the South-Eastern and Southern Asia, according to a recent study by Atmospheric Environment, that used Automatic Identification System data to evaluate emissions for 2015.
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