Wednesday, January 10, 2018

EU MRV Regulation

The first monitoring period has commenced
As of 01/01/2018 every ship above 5,000 GT irrespective of flag undertaking one or more commercial voyages into, out of or between EU ports shall monitor emissions, falling under the scope of the EU MRV Regulation, on a per-voyage basis and aggregate the voyage data in an annual report.

The monitoring on a per-voyage basis shall cover the following parameters:
 Port of departure and port of arrival, including the date and hour of departure and arrival
 Amount and emissions factor for each type of fuel consumed in total
 CO2 emitted
 Distance travelled
 Time spent at sea
 Cargo carried
 Transport work, which is defined as: distance travelled x cargo carried
The EU MRV Regulation allows for exemption from the per-voyage monitoring when all the ship’s voyages during the reporting period either start from or end at a port under the jurisdiction of an EU Member State and the ship performs more than 300 voyages during the reporting period. In case your ship falls under this exemption it shall already be indicated under Table C.3 of the assessed monitoring plan.
The EU MRV Regulation applies to commercial voyages only, which means any ship that calls at an EU port to:
 load/unload cargo, or
 ballast voyage, or
 embark/ disembark passengers.
On the other hand, ships' movements that do not serve the purpose of transporting cargo or passengers for commercial purposes are not subject to EU MRV Regulation, for example dry docking, maintenance, relieving crew etc.
It is also important to note that for voyages starting in previous calendar year and ending in the next calendar year, the data are to be reported under the first calendar year. For example, a voyage starting from Limassol on 28th of December 2018 and ending in Piraeus on 02nd of January 2019 must be included in the 2018 annual report.