IMO Shipping Emission Reduction Curtain Officially Opened

- Jan 09, 2018 -

In order to further improve the energy efficiency of ships, the IMO has formulated a "three-step" emission reduction plan for maritime transport: glenflange

The first step is to collect data, including the fuel consumption of the ship, the number of kilometers and so on

The second step, the data analysis and research

The third step, the formation of suitable characteristics of the industry emission reduction programs

Implementation time list:

In addition to IMO's global collection mechanism for data on ship fuel consumption, as early as April 2015, the European Parliament and the Council adopted the 2015/757 Regulations on the Monitoring, Reporting and Validation of Shipping Carbon Dioxide (MRV) July 1, the year effective. The preparation and assessment of the EU MRV Regulations on the "Monitoring Plan" have also been phased in on December 31, 2017, and the first reporting period will begin from January 1 this year to begin the substantive data monitoring phase.

The two institutions share similarities and differences. How to better coordinate the two mechanisms has always been a problem that plagued all parties in the industry. At present, the formal entry into force of the amendment has entered a "countdown" phase. To assist all parties in the industry to make preparations in advance to ensure smooth implementation of the amendment, the China Classification Society (Location Contact) Certification and Accreditation Administration is responsible for the monitoring and reporting of ship's carbon dioxide emissions and Deputy Director Chen Jiejun verification research projects made the following suggestions:

First, pay attention to the different scope of application. The scope of application of the IMO's fuel data collection mechanism is different from that of the EU MRV and the IMO mechanism is applicable to international voyages of 5,000 gross tonnage and above, including 5,000 gross tonnage of vessels.

Second, IMO's monitoring data cover all voyages. The monitoring includes fuel consumption, sailing time, distance traveled, cargo volume required by the EU MRV and transport effort not included in the monitoring of amendments to Annex VI of the IMO MARPOL Convention. glenflange

Third, pay attention to the different sources. The EU MRV emission sources refer to the host (purchase of products), auxiliary machinery (supply of products), gas turbines, boilers and inert gas generator, but IMO MEPC282 (70) resolution includes but not only Due to this, the shipping company may increase the fuel consumption of the monitored object according to the characteristics of its management of the ship.

Fourth, the certification body is different. EU MRV regulations require that "monitoring plans" and "emission reports" be validated by certifying authorities recognized by EU national certification bodies, regardless of flag and class, whereas Annex VI of the IMO MARPOL Convention requires certification by the flag Administration or It authorizes the organization to approve the second part of the EMP and validate the annual Emissions Data.

Finally, the most significant difference between the "monitoring plan" required by the MRV regulation of the EU and the second part of the "energy efficiency management plan" required by Annex VI of the IMO MARPOL is that the IMO requires that the second part of the EMP should have The process of submission of data to the flag State Administration does not apply to the EU MRV Code. therefore,

• For vessels that have already met the MRV regulation of the European Union, additional data can be submitted to the Administration to process both the existing "Monitoring Plan" and Part F - Other Information to simultaneously satisfy the requirements of the IMO, taking note of the Whether the flag State Administration has special requirements for the DCS data submission process.

• For ships that only need to comply with Annex VI of the IMO MARPOL Convention, the company may prepare the second part of the EMP according to the example in Schedule 2 of IMO MEPC282 (70), or in accordance with the EU regulation 2016/1972 Of the "Monitoring Plan" template to prepare Part II of the "Energy Efficiency Management Plan" and to include additional information in Section F - Other Information for submission to the Administration. The EU version provides more detail and guidance on board implementation

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