EU MRV CO2 emissions from maritime transport – 2019 report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) EU has issued their 2019 report on MRV data for CO2 emissions from Maritime transport. By targeting ships above 5,000 gross tonnage, the EU MRV shipping Regulation covers around 90% of all CO2 emissions, whilst only including around 55% of all ships calling into EEA ports. EU MRV Regulation objectives In 2015, the EU…

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USCG and EU sign memorandum on mutually recognized organizations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard and the European Commission (EC) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) for oversight of mutually recognized organizations for survey and certification of commercial vessels. The MOC provides a framework for sharing and coordinating information, activities and best practices for oversight of recognized organizations (ROs) that carry out inspection and certification…

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Ship Recycling Loophole – updated EU List of Approved Ship Recycling Facilities

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) From 31 December 2018, large commercial seagoing vessels flying the flag of an EU Member State may be recycled only in safe and sound ship recycling facilities included in the European List of ship recycling facilities (‘the European List’). The European List was first established on 19 December 2016 and last updated on 22 January…

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EU MRV and IMO DCS Regulations – Reporting requirements

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In order to reduce emissions from shipping, the European Union (EU) has introduced the shipping Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation, which is designed to gather data on CO2 emissions based on ships’ fuel consumption. In parallel, the IMO has introduced a three-step approach, based on collecting and analyzing fuel consumption data, before agreeing what…

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ECSA: Strategic priorities for EU shipping policy in next five years

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Setting out its aims for the next five years, the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) has maintained that climate change is the maritime industry’s number one priority. Entitled “Sailing ahead – European shipping sets ambitious goals for its next chapter“, the publication outlines ten priority areas which the European shipping industry will be focusing…

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