170/17/Gen.Inf. Korean Register authorized as verification body for EU MRV

Korean Register (KR), classification society, announced that it is now authorized by Germany’s National Accreditation Body (DAkks) to act as a verification body for EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, Verification). The regulation requires shipping companies to submit their monitoring plan, including the ships’ monitoring and reporting procedures, to the accredited verifier by 31 August 2017.

EU MRV refers to regulation (EU) 2015/757 and covers the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from ships above 5,000 gross tonnage that are calling at any EU or EEA (Norway/Iceland) port.

In addition, from 1 January 2018, in accordance with the approved monitoring plan, shipping companies will need to collect their ships’ details annually, and submit the verified emission report to European Commission, by 30 April of each year from 2019. After submitting the verified emission report, the ships will need to carry on board a valid document of compliance issued by the accredited verifier by 30 June of the year, following the end of a reporting period.

KR said that can now provide services covering the assessment of the monitoring plan, the verification of the emission report and the issuance of document of compliance to the shipping companies. Furthermore, KR’s EU MRV services can be delivered to any ship anywhere in the world regardless of its flag or class.

“The authorization was successfully gained thanks to our close collaboration with Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM)” said Lee Jeong-kie, Chairman and CEO of KR, and added: “This together with our extensive survey experience will ensure that we continue to provide fair and prompt services to our clients, helping them to meet the requirements of the increasingly strict environmental regulations around the world.”

KR’s experience includes more than 700 GHG (greenhouse gas) verification projects, as ISO 14064, and the analysis of environmental performance of ships for the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) and CSI (Clean Shipping Index).

SOURCE : GREEN 4SEA

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Thank you & Best Regards,

Eng. Dimitrios Nikolaos Spanos
Lead Maritime Auditor / Principal Surveyor
Member of IRCA, IIMS, ELINT, HELMEPA & Nautical Institute

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