What main requirements are included in the EU MRV?
Develop a ship-specific Monitoring Plan and have it assessed by an accredited verifier (this is a one-off assessment).
Monitor and report ship emission data for annual reporting periods, and at the end issue a ship-specific Emission Report.
Then, on an annual basis, have the Emissions Report independently verified.
From 2019, the vessel shall continuously carry a Document of Compliance (DOC) on board.
Which ships are in the scope of the EU MRV regulations?
What is the definition of “cargo carried” for the different ship types?
Passenger ship (“Passenger ship” means a ship that carries more than twelve passengers but not cargo.): No. of passengers (as defined in MRV Reg. 2016/757, Annex II, § A.1.[d])
Container ship (“Container ship” means a ship designed exclusively for the carriage of containers in holds and on deck.): Mass (as defined in MRV Reg. 2016/757, Annex II, § A.1.[f])
Oil tanker (“Oil tanker” means a ship constructed or adapted primarily to carry oil in bulk in its cargo spaces. Note that this definition does not include combination carriers, NLS tankers or gas tankers.): Mass
Chemical tanker (“Chemical tanker” means a ship constructed or adapted for the carriage in bulk of any liquid product listed in chapter 17 of the International Bulk Chemical Code (a chemical tanker) or a ship constructed or adapted to carry a cargo of noxious liquid substances in bulk (an NLS tanker).): Mass
LNG carrier (“LNG carrier” means a tanker for the bulk carriage of liquefied natural gas (LNG) (primarily methane) in independently insulated tanks. Liquefaction is achieved at temperatures down to -163°C.): Volume (and its aggregation of part loads)
Gas carrier (“Gas carrier” means a tanker for the bulk carriage of liquefied gases other than LNG.): Mass
Bulk carrier (“Bulk carrier” means a ship which is intended primarily to carry dry cargo in bulk, including such types as ore carriers as defined in SOLAS chapter XII, regulation 1, but excluding combin-ation carriers.): Mass
Combination carrier (“Combination carrier” means a ship designed to load 100% dead weight with both liquid and dry cargo in bulk.): Mass
General cargo ship (“General cargo ship” means a ship with a multi-deck or single-deck hull designed primarily for the carriage of general cargo.): DWT carried (as defined in MRV implementing act, without fuel on board)
Refrigerated cargo ship (“Refrigerated cargo carrier” means a ship designed exclusively for the carriage of refrigerated cargoes in holds.): Mass
Vehicle carrier (“Vehicle carrier” means a multi-deck, roll-on roll-off cargo ship designed for the carriage of empty cars and trucks.): Mass (actual mass or as units occupied multiplied by default values for their weight)
Ro-ro ship (“Ro-ro ship” means a ship designed for the carriage of roll-on roll-off cargo transportation units or with roll-on roll-off cargo spaces.): In essence: Mass no. of cargo units (trucks, cars, etc.) or lane-metres multiplied by default values for their weight (Annex B, EN 16258 )
Ro-pax ship (“Ro-pax ship” means a passenger ship with roll-on roll-off cargo space.): 1. No. of passengers and 2. Mass
Container / ro-ro cargo ship (“Container/ro-ro cargo ship” means a hybrid of a container ship and a ro-ro cargo ship in independent sections.): Volume (occupied deck area multiplied by deck height and added by container volume)
Other ship types (“Other ship types” mean ships not covered by any of the above definitions which fall under the scope of the regulation.): Mass or, DWT carried
Is the EU MRV only focusing on CO2 or also other emissions like NOx or SOx?
Does the EU MRV also cover CO2 emissions from a ship in port or at berth?
What is a “voyage”? What is the exact starting and ending point of voyages?
Is a port call for bunkering considered the last port of call before calling at an EU port or the first port of call after leaving an EU port?
What does the expression “port of call under the jurisdiction of a member state” mean pursuant to the MRV shipping regulation? What is an EU port in this context?
Some territories belonging to EU member states are not considered EU territories according to the treaty of accession of the respective member state. As a consequence, ports located in these territories are considered non-EU ports in terms of the MRV shipping regulation. Territories which are not considered EU territories, and thus non-EU ports, are Greenland and the Faroe Islands, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Bailiwick of Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caico Islands, Akrotiri and Dhekelia. It should further be noted that a port call at Spitzbergen (Svalbard) is also not considered a EU MRV relevant port call.
Data only need to be collected annually, is that correct?!
Where to upload data (DNV GL or THETIS) in which format?
What happens after upload of the emission report in THETIS?
What happens if the emission report is ok?
What happens if the emission report is not ok?
Similar to a normal approval job, the client will get a list of comments and then has to provide additional information and / or a corrected emission report in THETIS. Unless DNV GL receives updated data or the additional information are not satisfactory, the emission report will be verified as ‘not satisfactory’.
By when do companies have to submit the emission report to DNV GL via Thetis-MRV for verification?
There is no date specified in the regulation, but in general, to facilitate timely verification for the further process steps by the company, companies should submit the emission report for verification as soon as possible after the end of each reporting period, but not later than 31 January.
By when do companies have to submit the satisfactorily verified emission report to the commission?
By 30 April each year the emission report for the previous year, verified as satisfactory, has to be submitted to the commission by the company, ref. 2015/757 Art. 11.1
What happens if my ship changes class or flag?
Is the EU MRV verification related to class?
What is the process if a ship operator decides to call at an EU port for the first time after 31 August 2017?
What should/could I do now to prepare for the IMO DCS (and not only the EU MRV)?
Who is responsible for EU MRV compliance?
When a ship changes company (owner/manager) through the year (as the ship is monitoring its emission) – how is this handled?
Which companies are accredited for EU MRV verification?
If a ship is calling at an EU port for dry docking or repair only, is this voyage MRV-relevant?
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