EU MRV & IMO DCS

We4Sea offers an easy to use and certified solution for compliance to the EU MRV and IMO-DCS legislation. We automatically collect all relevant data, visualize it and generate a compliant report. With minimal effort from your side, we will set up a secure online dashboard for your company.

How can I prepare?

For both IMO-DCS and EU- MRV reporting, we encourage you to test prior to the actual emission monitoring. We have seen that data collection and reporting is not too difficult if you are prepared and have a standardized approach within your fleet.

How can We4Sea help me?

For Emission reporting, we can perform the data collection, emission monitoring and reporting for you. Let us take care of it. We’re happy to help you comply! Use the button above and we’ll be in touch soonest.

Is We4Sea compliant?

Yes!

Our EU-MRV and IMO-DCS module has been independently verified and certified by Verifavia for all ship types and the commonly used emission monitoring methods. This means that our data collection method, our calculations and our reporting are fully compliant to EU and IMO legislation.  Please find a copy of the certificates below.

We4Sea certificate for EU-MRV   and  We4Sea certificate for IMO-DCS

What is EU MRV?

The EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, Verification) regulation entered into force on 1 July 2015, and it requires ship owners and operators to annually monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions as of 2018.

In June 2013, the European Commission proposed a strategy for progressively integrating maritime emissions into the EU’s policy for reducing its domestic GHG emissions. After a two-year legislative process involving all EU institutions, this strategy was adopted by the European Parliament in April 2015. The Regulation 2015/757 (‘Shipping MRV Regulation’) came into force on 1 July 2015.The strategy consists of three consecutive steps:

  • Monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon emissions from ships
  • GHG reduction targets for the maritime transport sector
  • Further measures, including Market-Based Measures (MBM)

The first step of the strategy is a Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system of carbon emissions for ships exceeding 5,000 gross tonnage (GT) on all voyages to, from and between EU ports applicable from 2018.

More info on EU-MRV can be found here.

What is IMO-DCS?

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted a mandatory Fuel Oil Data Collection System (DCS) for international shipping, requiring all ships of 5,000 gross tonnage or above to start collecting and reporting data to an IMO database from 2019.

It was adopted by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC70) on 28th October 2016 as amendments to Chapter 4 of Annex VI of MARPOL, adding a new Regulation 22A on Collection and reporting of ship fuel oil consumption data and new appendices covering Information to be submitted to the IMO Ship Fuel Oil Consumption Database. These amendments came into force on 1 March 2018.

The IMO-DCS (Data Collection System) regulation entered into force on 1 July 2015, and it requires ship owners and operators to annually monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions as of January 1st, 2019.

Who does it affect?

For EU-MRV,  all ships larger than 5,000 gross tonnage (GT) calling at any EU and EFTA (Norway and Iceland) port in 2018 will have to report CO2 emissions. That means voyages to, from and within the EU, irrespective of flag state. Data collection will be done on a per voyage basis and starts 1 January 2018.

For IMO-DCS,  all ships larger than 5,000 gross tonnage (GT) will have to report CO2 emissions as of January 1st, 2019. That means all voyages, worldwide and irrespective of flag state. Data collection will be done on a per voyage basis and starts on January 2019.

What happens with the collected data?

The reported CO2 emissions, together with additional data, are to be verified by independent certified bodies. The annual reports need to be send to a central database managed by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). The aggregated ship emission and efficiency data will be published by the EC.

For IMO-DCS, After the end of the year,  every ship (of 5000 GT or above) shall prepare a fuel oil data report using a standardized data reporting format provided by IMO.  More info on IMO-DCS can be found here.

We4Sea will prepare the report for you, using this reporting format for both MRV and DCS.

What’s the timeline?

A first step for ship owners and operators in complying with the EU MRV regulation is to prepare a monitoring plan for each of their ships that falls under the scope of the regulation. It should have beeen submitted for verification by 31 August 2017 at the latest. Collection of emission- and other data starts on 1 January 2018. First reporting is to be done before April 30st, 2019 and reoccurs annually.

In addition, for IMO-DCS,  on or before 31 December 2018, in the case of a ship of 5,000 gross tonnage and above, the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) shall include a description of the methodology that will be used to collect the data and the processes that will be used to report the data to the ship’s flag State.

On January 1st, 2019, monitoring of emissions should start. First reporting is to be done before April 30st, 2020 and reoccurs annually.

 



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