Shipping Verification - Regulation EU 2015/757 (MRV)
The MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) regulation requires ships with 5,000 GT or greater to monitor, report, and verify their CO2 emissions on an annual basis. The MRV covers ships that are transporting cargo or passengers for commercial purposes and that call at any EU port.
The MRV came into force on 1 July 2015 and becomes fully effective on 1 January 2018. Prior to this shipping companies will need to prepare a monitoring plan for each ship covered by the MRV and have that approved by their verification body.
Following verification, a document of compliance is issued by the verifier and this document should be kept on board ships to demonstrate compliance with the obligations for monitoring, reporting and verification. The document of compliance is valid for a period of 18 months. Each Member State shall ensure that any inspection of a ship in a port under its jurisdiction is carried out in accordance with Directive 2009/16/EC which includes checking that a valid document of compliance is carried on board.
Article 9 of the MRV requires the following to be monitored:
- Port of departure and port of arrival including the date and hour of departure and arrival
- Amount and emission factor for each type of fuel consumed in total
- CO2 emitted
- Distance travelled
- Time spent at sea
- Cargo carried
- Transport work.
What are the Scheme Reporting Deadlines?
These are the key deadlines set by the MRV:
- 31 August 2017 – submission of ship-specific monitoring plans to verifiers for approval
- 01 January 2018 – monitoring to commence to enable CO2 reporting per voyage. This has to follow the chosen method in the approved monitoring plan
- 30 April 2019 – verified annual emission reports submitted to the European Commission
- 30 June 2019 – ships arriving at, within, or departing from, a port under the jurisdiction of a Member State, and which have carried out voyages during that reporting period, shall carry on board a valid document of compliance
- 30 June 2019 – Emission data made publicly available by the European Commission.
Monitoring, reporting and verification will then continue on an annual basis.
What Services does Lucideon Provide?
We can guide you through the rules and regulations to ensure that your data is reported on time and accurately. Services provided include:
- Pre-verification (Gap Analysis) of MRP (Monitoring and Reporting Plan)
- Formal approval of the MRP
- Verification of the annual Emissions Report (Lucideon is on the UKAS pilot scheme for accreditation to deliver verifications and to approve monitoring plans. The pilot scheme commenced in July 2016 and is due to be completed by January 2017).
Why Choose Lucideon?
Leaders in Transport Verification
Being on the UKAS pilot scheme for accreditation, under the MRV, means that we will be in the first tranche of accredited verification bodies – no risk of late verification for your monitoring plans and emissions reports. We were the first verification body to receive accreditation from UKAS for EU ETS and we've verified more than $8 billion of CO2 to date. When the aviation sector fell under MRV in 2010, Lucideon led the way with verification of several hundred operators ranging from private jets through to national carriers and the largest budget airlines.
Experience with MRP Approval
What sets the MRV apart from other schemes, such as EU ETS, is that the verifier approves the monitoring plan. At Lucideon our team already has considerable experience with approval of monitoring plans under the EU ETS as well as with Marine Equipment Directives (2014/90/EU and 96/98/EC). We have ex-regulators on our team to help you understand the full process.
Strong Relationships with Regulators
Thanks to our extensive experience of providing verification under several schemes, we understand the compliance procedures required and also the process for approval of monitoring plans. We have excellent links with the regulators and competent authorities.
Robust and Pragmatic Approach
At Lucideon we pride ourselves on our personal and professional service and on making verification of shipping emissions for MRV as simple and straightforward as possible.
This Means We are Experts Who:
- Can handle and sample huge amounts of complex data
- Can interpret the rules and regulations
- Will complete your emissions verification quickly and efficiently, meaning that you will report on time and avoid possible penalties
- Can explain compliance procedures for both small and large emitters within the shipping verification scope
- Have extensive experience in verifications for regulated and voluntary schemes. We currently verify in excess of 40% of the UK’s EU ETS stationary installations.