As of July 2019, all ships greater than 5,000 gross tonnage arriving at, within or departing from a port under the jurisdiction of a Member State WILL need to monitor and report their carbon emissions and fuel consumption on all voyages and verify their CO2 emissions on an annual basis.

Maritime Emissions Compliance

Background

Though maritime shipping is the world's most carbon-efficient form for transporting goods, statistics show that in 2000, in the seas surrounding Europe (the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the North-Eastern part of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea), sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions from international shipping were estimated at 2.3 million tonnes a year and nitrogen oxides (NOx) ones at 3.3 million tonnes. Moreover, according to the 3rd IMO GHG study, ‘’maritime transport emits around 1000 million tonnes of CO2 annually and is responsible for about 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions’’.

Things are about to change. Are you sufficiently fuel-efficient?

As of July 2019, all ships greater than 5,000 gross tonnage arriving at, within or departing from a port under the jurisdiction of a Member State WILL need to monitor and report their carbon emissions and fuel consumption on all voyages and verify their CO2 emissions on an annual basis.

Decoding the regulation

Shipping companies need to prepare a monitoringplan for each ship covered by the MRV and havethat approved by their verification body.Followingverification, a document of compliance is issued by the verifier and this document should be kept on boardin order for ships to demonstrate compliancewith the obligations for monitoring, reporting and verification. The document of compliance is valid forno more than 18 months. Each Member State shall ensure that any inspection of a ship in a port under itsjurisdiction is carried out in accordance with the Directive 2009/16/EC including a check of compliance of the document carried out on board.

Key deadlines set by the MRV

  • 31 August 2017 – submission of ship-specific monitoring plans to verifiers for approval
  • 01 January 2018 – monitoring to commence to enable CO2 reporting per voyage. This has to follow the chosen method in the approved monitoring plan 
  • 30 April 2019 – verified annual emission reports submitted to the European Commission
  • 30 June 2019 – ships arriving at, within, or departing from, a port under the jurisdiction of a Member State, and which have carried out voyages during that reporting period, shall carry on board a valid document of compliance
  • 30 June 2019 – Emission data made publicly available by the European Commission.

What Hydrus can do for you?

Irrespective of the vessel type and voyages engaged, the pre-certified solution proposed by HYDRUS group ensures the following benefits:

  • Turn-key compliance with EU & IMO MEPC-70 requirements (reporting plan development and reporting system configuration)
  • Zero capital investment
  • Minimal impact on management system and procedures
  • Operational efficiency optimization
  • Pre-verification statements
  • Data quality and integrity
  • On-line access to data and reporting
  • Performance benchmarking with similar vessels
  • Easy upgrade with energy performance modules
  • Summary cognitive reporting with one click