ABS First to Get EU MRV Credentials

Image Courtesy: ABS

Houston-based classification society ABS has received accreditation by Greece’s National Accreditation Body, the Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD), to perform assessments for European Union (EU) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) compliance.

ABS is now the first classification society to be accredited to perform EU MRV assessments, according to ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki.

In recent years, greenhouse gas emissions from shipping have come under increased scrutiny at the International Maritime Organization and on regional levels, leading to new emissions requirements.

Among these is the EU MRV regulation, EU Regulation 2015/757, for ships traveling to, from and between EU ports. Central to the EU MRV requirements are deadlines for ship owners and operators to develop an emissions monitoring plan, implement the plan and submit a report that is verified by an independent third party.

”As the first accredited class society, ABS is already working with owners and operators to help them verify that their monitoring plans are in compliance with the requirements,” said ABS Executive Vice President for Global Marine Kirsi Tikka. 

As an independent third party, ABS helps with EU MRV compliance by assessing that plans are aligned with the applicable requirements and verifying that emissions reporting is prepared in conformance with the accepted monitoring plan.

Additionally, ABS leverages its Nautical Systems (NS) fleet management software to facilitate MRV compliance through the NS Voyage Performance Manager module.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Sep 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

BWMTech North America

Are you operating to international standards? Clarify regulations. Plan BWMS integration…

read more >

NEVA 2017

The diversity of the Conference Programme is well-rounded by a broad spectrum of topics including Commercial Shipbuilding, Offshore and Marine…

read more >

LIQUEFACTION OF BULK CARGOES SEMINAR

GET TO GRIPS WITH:
– Mechanisms behind liquefaction
– Guidelines and regulations for bulk cargoes prone to liquefaction…

read more >

Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East

The largest event for offshore marine and workboat sectors in the region, Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East will, once again, serve as a meeting point for international industry professionals to come together and do business. Our 2017 show promises a wealth of networking opportunities, high-level discussions in our conferences on important industry trends, […]

read more >