Eu Mrv Regulation 2015/757: Co2 Emissions Submission Deadline 31 August 2017
June 14, 2017
EU Regulation 2015/757 – monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from maritime transport entered into force on 1 July 2015.
The MRV regulation is intended to increase transparency, thus provide an incentive to ship-owners to invest in fuel-saving techniques that will reduce the ship running costs, and reduce emissions to air.
The regulation foresees that all vessels over 5,000 gross tonnages (GT) that are calling EU and EFTA (Norway and Iceland) ports, irrespective of where they are registered, have to report their CO2 emissions both on a voyage and on an annual basis. According to the latest proposal of the European Commission, the CO2 emissions need to be reported in combination with such parameters as the type of fuel used, the distance travelled, the transport work provided and the average energy efficiency of the vessel. Data collection shall take place on a per voyage basis and starts on 1 January 2018.
The aggregated ship emission and efficiency data will be published by the EC on 30 June 2019 and then every consecutive year.
The 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 fall under the scope of the regulation. The monitoring plan is subject to verification by an independent verifier and should, therefore, be submitted by 31 August 2017 at the latest. In order to determine the amount of emitted CO2, bunker fuel delivery notes, either bunker fuel tank monitoring onboard, fuel flow meters or direct emission monitoring in the stack are allowed to be used.
The most accurate and transparent CO2 emissions measurement method is based on measurements of either the fuel consumption or the actual emissions (CEMS).
Moreover, it is considered that CEMS can be used as a valuable component to increase the efficiency of ships.