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.
EU MRV Regulation
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.
Bahri Ship Management, one of the six business units within Bahri, announced that it has become one of the first shipping companies to comply with the submission of EU MRV plans for the full fleet, ahead of the deadline.
Verifavia announced today that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Liberian Registry to conduct IMO DCS and EU MRV verification services for Liberian-flagged vessels. The Liberian Registry is the second largest in the world, including more than 4,200 vessels.
Briese Schiffahrt has appointed Korean Register to provide EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification services, which was authorized by Germany’s National Accreditation Body (DAkkS) to act as a verification body for EU MRV on March 2017.
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