FREE MRV MASTERCLASSES AT POSIDONIA TO HELP CLARIFY WIDELY MISUNDERSTOOD REGULATION
Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector, today highlighted the widespread confusion surrounding the European Union’s (EU) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation. To demystify the legislation and support ship owners and operators in working towards compliance, Verifavia Shipping will organise ‘free-to-attend’ masterclasses at Posidonia in Athens from 6-10 June 2016.
Shipping companies with vessels exceeding 5,000 GT operating in the EU have until 2017 to prepare plans to monitor and report their carbon emissions and transport work. Adopted last year, the MRV regulation will see the EU collect and make publicly available data for over 12,000 vessels visiting EU ports.
Through its partnerships with ship owners and operators, engagement with the industry, and active role in the European Commission's Shipping MRV subgroup of experts on verification and accreditation, Verifavia Shipping has identified four key areas of concern for ship owners. The most frequently asked questions relate to what is classed as a voyage, which emissions sources are included or excluded, the differences between the four allowable monitoring methods, and the various key deadlines ship owners must adhere to. [...]
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