Monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from ships

Both the European Union (EU) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have instituted mandatory regulations aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from merchant ships over 5,000 GT. Since 2018, the EU monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) regulation requires vessel operators to calculate CO2 emissions on voyages to, from and between EU Member State ports. The IMO Fuel Oil Data Collection System (DCS) establishes the same for international voyages.

BV Solutions M&O offers services to ensure that clients’ maritime EU MRV systems are properly implemented and fully compliant with these regulations.

Our added-value

Our experts have a deep understanding of the EU MRV regulation and its requirements.

We support our clients to get them acquainted with MRV implementation through tailor-made service, including dedicated training and appropriate templates.

We check client vessels’ emissions reporting prior to the transmission to Recognized Organizations with regards to both EU and international regulations.

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Monitoring Plans

BV Solutions M&O supports its clients in fully understanding the EU MRV and IMO DCS regulatory requirements regarding CO2 emissions. A monitoring plan must be submitted for each ship indicating the method selected to monitor and report CO2 emissions and other relevant information. Our experts accompany shipowners on the journey to compliance. We explain what needs to be included in the monitoring plan, its standardized templates, and the guidelines for submission.

Container ship in operation

Per-Voyage & Annual Reports

Based on the assessed monitoring plan, operators must monitor CO2 emissions for each ship on a per-voyage and annual basis. EU MRV regulations require shipowners to submit total CO2 emissions, transport time and average energy efficiency during the reporting period. IMO DCS requires fuel oil consumption data on an annual basis, including distance travelled, amount and type of fuel burnt, and DWT per voyage.

90%of CO2 emissions within the EU are from ships with greater than 5,000 GT
Eric Baudin

Innovation – Global Service Line Energy Transition Manager

BV Solutions

Maritime transport has a significant impact on climate change due to the emissions it generates. While vessels above 5,000 GT account for around 55% of ships calling into EU ports, they represent 90% of related emissions. BV Solutions M&O is proud to partner with shipowners to reduce the environmental impact of maritime transport.