Underwater repair specialist Hydrex is seeing more work modifying propellers as owners look to reduce fuel consumption and therefore emissions with the introduction of the European MRV regulation.

Paris-based emissions verification body Verifavia announces that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Liberian Registry to offer verification services under both IMO DCS (Data Collection System) and EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) for Liberian-flagged vessels, the world’s second largest merchant fleet.

Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) and Singapore’s technology firm Ascenz have penned an agreement to provide ship performance and monitoring solutions to global shipowners, tapping on Ascenz’s real-time ship performance and monitoring solution named Shipulse.

With the entry into force of the EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) regulation on CO2 emissions looming, shipowners are busy preparing monitoring plans for pre-approval by class societies or other emissions verification bodies.

Korean Register reports it has been accredited to act as a verification body for EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, Verification) by Germany’s National Accreditation Body (DAkks), meaning its EU MRV services can be delivered to any ship anywhere in the world regardless of its flag or class.

ABS has become the first class society to be awarded accreditation to carry out assessments for European Union (EU) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) compliance, from Greece’s National Accreditation Body (ESYD).

ClassNK is tying up with Weathernews Inc to develop to provide a service to shipowners to ensure compliance with EU Monitoring Reporting Verification (MRV) requirements on emissions.

Singapore-based Ascenz is working towards achieving assurance from a verifier for its risk monitoring and compliance tool, Ascenz Shipulse, to be MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) compliant.

As many as 10,000 ships of more than 5,000 gt engaged on trades involving port calls in the EU will have to comply with monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) regulations fast-tracked in Europe ahead of less stringent IMO regulations due to be introduced later.

Ship operators trading to, from, or between EU ports face yet another regulatory hurdle on requirements to have ship-specific monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) plans approved by independent accredited verifiers and in place by August 2017 ready for implementation from January 2018.

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