The EU Monitoring Reporting and Verification regime (EU MRV) plan is in its final development phase and many shipowners are presently struggling with the implementation of individual ship’s monitoring plans (MP). In accordance with the EU MRV, a company, having assumed the MRV responsibility for its ships visiting European Economic Area (EEA) ports will have to:
The development of the EU guidelines on MRV takes place in the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF). The progress has been slow and the timeline for completion in June this year is under pressure. ESSF’s work this spring will focus on the most urgent areas such as monitoring of fuel and preparation of the MP, including best practices and lists of FAQ’s. The rest of the guidelines will follow later. It is, however, the EU’s position that the lack of official guidelines should not prevent shipowners from preparing their MP.
The first deliverable from the EU in this matter is a list of 23 FAQ’s that has been collected during the process and initial implementation on different MP and reflect the concerns from mainly shipowners and verifiers. These FAQ’s aim to assist MRV companies, verifiers and other stakeholders to implement the European Union MRV shipping legislation as smoothly as possible and are available to download from the link below.
For more detailed information on the EU’s position on the reduction of emissions from the shipping sector go to the EU DG CLIMA homepage.
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