revise the EU system for monitoring, reporting and verification (EU MRV) of CO2 emissions
from maritime transport.
account” of the global data collection system for fuel consumption of
ships established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
implementation of the two systems while preserving the objectives of the
current EU legislation.
such as specific definitions or monitoring parameters, the proposal aims at reducing
the administrative burden and associated costs for ships having to report under
both systems, as explained by the European Commission.
will incentivize shipping companies to cut their CO2 while also better
informing regulations to reduce emissions, the NGO Transport & Environment
require ships registered outside the EU to report their data.
able to identify the most efficient vessels, make fuel savings and reduce CO2
emissions, according to the NGO.
collection system (DCS), would prevent dirty ships to pass themselves off as
reporting data showing ships’ air pollution in ports.
their fuel costs and climate impact. The EU’s system provides this high quality
data which will also influence the ambition and the effectiveness of climate
measures in the shipping sector. Without accurate data collection, the
reduction measures won’t be worth the paper they are written on,” Faig
Abbasov, Shipping Officer at Transport & Environment, commented.
ships to collect and report cargo data – essential for analyzing the real-world
performance of ships. The IMO system exempts shipping companies from collecting
data about their cargo.
is regrettable that the commission caved in to pressure to remove the
collection of cargo data within the EU. Without cargo data, the market would
not be able to differentiate an empty ship from an efficient one and thus there
would be little incentive to improve ships’ efficiency, lower emissions and
reduce transport costs,” Abbasov explained.
after Japan if it were a country. EU-related shipping is responsible for about
one-fifth of global emissions.
reduce shipping emissions by at least 50% by 2050, and the IMO and EU systems
are supposed to provide detailed data for policymakers to set regulatory
measures that will reduce maritime greenhouse gas emissions.
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