Verification according to the Maritime Transport MRV Regulation
In order to reduce CO2 emissions in the maritime shipping sector, the European Union passed Regulation 2015/757. This primarily serves as a way of addressing the current situation, and is intended to deliver an overview of the actual energy consumption and emissions of maritime shipping. Initially it does not involve an obligation to reduce these, but does imply expectations of reduction.
Maritime shipping owners
Maritime shipping owners or operators with vessels above a size of 5000 GT (gross tonnes), which wish to dock or undock cargo or passengers after January 1st, 2018 at ports located within the EU, must satisfy the requirements of the new EU Regulation. The new TÜV NORD CERT service according to the Maritime Transport MRV Regulation is targeted at all affected companies that must fulfil this obligation.
Defining of a monitoring plan
The basis of reporting of the emissions is a Monitoring Plan, in which the procedure for the determination of the data to be reported and which then becomes legally binding, is defined. This must correspond to the requirements of Implementing Regulation 2016/1927. To ensure this, it is subject to a mandatory audit by an accredited auditing company. The assignment of the audit must have been made by the end of August 2017 at the latest. By the start of the reporting obligation period (starting January 1st, 2018), all affected vessels must then have an audited monitoring plan in place. TÜV NORD CERT is accredited.
Evidence for the Authority
After the successful verification, you will receive a certificate of conformity recognised throughout the EU, which must be presented to public authorities upon request. Further information on the TÜV NORD service "Verification Maritime Transport MRV" can be found in the download area.