Applicability: Owners and operators of ships greater than 5,000 gt making commercial voyages into, out of or between EU ports

The first emissions reports for ships subject to the EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) regulation* now need to be submitted for verification.

This Class News clarifies the processes and systems to be used (further to Class News 28/2017) for Lloyd’s Register (LR) clients.

For each affected ship, the emissions report needs to be verified and submitted to the EC and to the ship's flag by the company by 30 April 2019.

The regulation requires reports to be submitted directly to the THETIS-MRV system, which is operated by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). LR clients are requested to submit their emissions reports by 28 February 2019.

All documentation other than the emissions reports (i.e. monitoring plans and emission report evidence packs) should be submitted to CO2 Verifier. As the accredited verification body, LR will then retrieve the reports from THETIS-MRV for verification and upload them to CO2 Verifier, where full documentation and deliverables will be available for LR clients.

Before entering emissions reports into THETIS-MRV, clients need to set up a "partnership" with LR within the system to allow us access to your data. We appear as “Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Ltd”.

For each ship, the annual aggregated data needs to be reported into THETIS-MRV. As an option, individual voyage data can also be entered. If you choose not to use this option, please submit all voyage data through CO2 Verifier so it can be verified.

If the monitoring plan for a ship has been uploaded to CO2 Verifier, it’s only optional for it to be uploaded to THETIS-MRV as well.

By 30 June 2019, affected ships are required to display a document of compliance on board, and the EC will publish the emissions data.

Note on Brexit: Lloyd's Register is an accredited verification body delivering EU MRV services. LR will continue to deliver EU verification work for our clients independent of ongoing arrangements for the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

EU Regulation 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport


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