As of August 2017 all ships exceeding 5,000 GT will be subject to monitoring, reporting, and verifying carbon dioxide emissions when calling at European ports.  This EU MRV regulation is being put into place to better understand fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of shipping activities within Europe.  These ships will need to have, on hand, a Monitoring Plan that has been verified by an accredited Verifier.


Companies have developed intelligent MRV platforms that will follow the process, from beginning to end, guiding you the whole way with a step by step user-friendly interface.  One of the companies involved in this maritime sector is Novoprof, which recently spoke about this issue at the GST Europe conference in Copenhagen.  Their MRV is built in full accordance with EU MRV regulations and is ready for immediate access.  It requires no hosting or installation, just an internet browser to run.  Lloyd’s Register has approved Novoprof’s IMRV against Regulation (EU) 2015/757 of April 2015 for aspects related to the Monitoring Plan and Reporting.


The Monitoring Plan is a document needed to describe the details of the ship, addresses who is responsible, and lists the company’s and vessel’s process carrying out the procedure.  Novoprof IMRV will guide you step by step through the Monitoring Plan and Emissions Report, while a verifier can communicate with you via the platform.  Owners with more than one vessel can reuse a large amount of data for the Monitoring Plan from one ship to another instead of repeating input for each ship.


Lucas Mees, Team Director at Novoprof, said:


“The primary goal of IMRV is to give the full cycle workflows required for the EU MRV Regulation: monitoring plans, data collection and tracking, emission reports aggregation, embedded communication with verifier company. We can provide a full service for these ships to ensure that they have no issues when entering European ports. Also Novoprof IMRV goes beyond EU MRV – it will support IMO MRV, while providing the service for vessel performance analysis based on data collected – to return costs of the MRV burden.”