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EU carbon reporting regs 'unhelpful' says Bimco

Bimco has joined ICS in criticising the European Commission’s proposal for regional monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) regulation.

Due to come into force in 2018 if formally passed by the European Parliament, the agreement would make it mandatory for ships over 5,000 gt to report their carbon emissions, which Bimco regarded as “unhelpful in terms of reaching an international agreement on the crucial issue of CO2 monitoring,” according to deputy secretary general Lars Robert Pedersen.
 
However, Bimco’s other complaint is that the legislation would require cargo-related information to be reported, creating issues with data reliability and confidentiality. “We find it hard to see how the cargo data required from ships will be of value as it relates to past commercial utilisation of ships and serves no purpose for limiting future CO2 emissions or assessing ships’ future performance capabilities,” Pedersen indicated.
 
The particulars of the agreement are expected to be finalised by January 2015.
 
Last week, ICS indicated it was "disappointed and concerned" by the move, arguing it would hinder global IMO agreements.

Posted 04 December 2014

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