As many as 10,000 ships of more than 5,000 gt engaged on trades involving port calls in the EU will have to comply with monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) regulations fast-tracked in Europe ahead of less stringent IMO regulations due to be introduced later.

Guido Harling, lead verifier & md of ETS Verification GmbH told delegates at yesterday’s gmec conference at SMM that ship operators should understand MRV is happening and not to [...]

Get ready for ETS Shipping MRV by Aug 2017: 

One Monitoring Plan per ship

Prepare for Shipping MRV's first milestone - the Monitoring Plan - ahead of time.
By August 2017 one Monitoring Plan per ship has to be created and provided to a verifier for assessment.
The verifier will assess the conformity of the monitoring plan with the requirements laid down in Articles 6 and 7 of the Shipping MRV regulation.

Pre-Assessment of Gaps

MRV Ready - is an offering that will prepare shipping companies and ship owners to meet the fist upcoming deadline of August 31st in 2017.
We will assess the existing data collection procedures and implemented systems against the requirements of the Shipping MRV Regulation to identify any potential issues for non-compliance.
We will also explain how to best fulfil the forthcoming monitoring and reporting obligations for ship or the fleet as well as shore systems and routines.
We also review the voyage records, fuel and cargo data and the process of how the data travels from ship to ETS report.
As a result of the assessment the shipping company will learn if its current data collection procedures contains sufficient details for the implementation of the allowed fuel consumption monitoring methods.
Verified annual emission reports must be submitted for the first time in April 2019, covering the emissions from voayages in the year 2018. 

Creation of Monitoring Plans

We are offering to develop the mandated monitoring plan and suggest the best method how to collect, aggregate and report fuel consumption and performance data.
Monitoring Plans that we have not created can be provided to us for legal verification.

New Partnership with Bureau Veritas

In order to provide the best support for shipping companies, we have signed a cooperation agreement with Bureau Veritas and its subsidiary Tecnitas Central Europe
Our joint MRV Ready offer will help shipping companies to navigate the requirements of the regulation swiftly and achieve compliance prior to the regulation comes into force.


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Trusted Market Participants in the GHG Reporting and Offsetting Compliance Process

End of August next year ships have to comply with the new Shipping MRV regulation of the EU whenever undertaking voyages into, from or between EU ports.

Therefore we created for advisory services a cooperation with Tecnitas Central Europe, a subdivision of Bureau Veritas, the Classification Society.
The objective is to provide advisory services and verification services to shipowners under the name of  "MRV Ready ". 

The full service solution for shipowners and shipping companies consists of 2 pillars:

  • 1. "MRV ready" = advisory service, preparing owners and operators for MRV ahead of time on how to best fulfill the forthcoming monitoring and reporting obligations. ETSverification is already long time active in aviation emission trading schemes and will be accredited for shipping MRV by the German Accreditiation Board (DAkkS). 
  • 2. Verification services: These services will be offered by BV in UK under accreditation by UKAS or by ETSverification GmbH. Both companies will carry out verification of monitoring plans, verification of emission reports and issuance of DoC for the concerned vessels. Both services have to be offered separatly from each other. Note that no verification body is allowed to advise and verify the same client.  


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Join us at SMM 2016 in Hamburg

The leading international maritime trade fair will take place on 6 – 9 sept 2016 in Hamburg.

SMM in Hamburg

  • In order to provide the best support for your business, ETSverification GmbH has signed a cooperation agreement with Bureau Veritas and its subsidiary Tecnitas Central Europe.
    ETSverification, represented by Managing Director Mr. Harling (EU accredited verifier for MRV) will be available at our booth on SMM in Hamburg in September at Booth B3/EG 101
  • Furthermore, Mr. Harling will talk during Panel 1 at the Global Maritime Environmental Congress (GMEC) at SMM about "Shipping MRV".
    In case of questions or, if you want to learn more about our new “MRV Ready“ service offering - stop by at our booth during the conference for a detailed discussion or to contact us via mail & phone."

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