We selected all the key information to help to better understand the different regulations covering CO2 emissions from maritime transport.
Based on the monitoring plan, for each ship arriving in or departing from, and for each voyage to or from, a port within the
EU, companies shall monitor the following parameters:
Companies may also monitor information relating to the ship’s ice class and to navigation through ice, where applicable.
The regulation applied to all types of ships above 5,000 GT, except of warships, naval auxiliaries, fish-catching or fish-processing ships, wooden ships of a primitive build, ships not propelled by mechanical means, or government ships used for non-commercial purposes.
MRV refers to Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification.
The EU-MRV Regulation adopted in April 2015 creates an EU-wide legal framework for the monitoring, reporting, and
verification of CO2 emissions and other relevant information from maritime transport. It also helps the EU generate
momentum for the best possible outcome in the international discussions. Please note that further to the Decision 215/2016
of the EEA Joint Committee from 28th October, the EU-MRV Regulation has been included in the EEA agreement, all
references in the EU-MRV Regulation to the Member States should be interpreted as including all relevant EEA States (the EU
Member States, Iceland, and Norway).
DCS stands for Data Collection System.
The IMO data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships is the first in a three-step process that also includes data analysis and determination whether further measures are needed to enhance energy efficiency and address greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping.
The new Regulation 22A of MARPOL Annex VI applies to all ships of 5,000 GT and above engaged on international voyages.
The regulation does not apply to:
– Ships engaged on domestic voyages;
– Ships not propelled by mechanical means; and
– Platforms, including FPSOs, FSUs, and drilling rigs.
After Brexit on 1 January 2021, the UK MRV became the third CO2 reporting scheme. The monitoring of UK-related voyages will be required from 1 January 2022.