Maritime

EU MRV AND IMO DCS – FROM IMPLEMENTATION TO BUSINESS AS USUAL

Both the EU MRV and IMO DCS requirements are mandatory, and are merely the first step in a larger process to collect and analyse shipping emissions data.

EU MRV and IMO DCS at a glance

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EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification)
IMO DCS (Data Collection System)
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Applicability: 

EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification)
Ships > 5,000 gross tonnage (GT) calling any EU ports.
IMO DCS (Data Collection System)
Ships ≥ 5000 gross tonnage (GT) trading globally. 
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Reporting focus:
EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification)
  • Distance travelled time spent at sea
  • Amount of each type of fuel consumed
    in port/at sea
  • Cargo carried
IMO DCS (Data Collection System)
  • Distance travelled
  • Amount of each type of fuel consumed in total
  • Hours underway under own propulsion
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Reporting path:
EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification)
  • Annual Emission Report to be verified by an accredited verifier - such as DNV GL - within EMSA's THETIS-MRV database
  • The company then submits the verified Emission Report to the European Commission via THETIS-MRV
IMO DCS (Data Collection System)
  • Fuel oil consumption to be verified by the flag administration or Recognised Organisation (RO) - such as DNV GL - either annually or where there is a change of flag or owner
  • Flag state (or RO) reports the verified fuel oil consumption data to the IMO's GISIS database

MILESTONES – AN ANNUAL CYCLE

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EU MRV Regulation

Delegated Regulation on Verification Activities and Accreditation including competence requirements for shipping MRV auditors

Implementation Regulation on templates for monitoring plans, emissions reports and documents of compliance (EU) 2016/1927)

Implementation Regulation on Determination of Cargo Carried (EU) 2016/1928)

Delegated Regulation as regards the methods for monitoring CO2 emissions (EU) 2016/2071 amending Regulation (EU) 2015/757

CONSOLIDATED VERSION: Regulation (EU) 2015/757 as amended by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/2071