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EU MRV SEMINAR by UK Chamber of Shipping

29 September 2016, London
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The UK Chamber of Shipping  is organising an all-day seminar on the implementation of the EU MRV Regulation on Thursday 29 September 2016. Verifavia Shipping is the Gold Sponsor for the seminar. 

AIM and Objective of the Seminar 

The EU MRV Regulation (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of CO2 emissions from ships in EU waters) came into force on 1 July 2015. According to the regulation, latest by 31 August 2017, companies shall sub-mit to the verifiers a monitoring plan, indicating method chosen as well as procedures to monitor and report carbon emissions and other relevant information for each of their ships above 5,000 GT calling at EU ports. As from 1 January 2018, companies shall start monitoring the data according to the approved monitoring plan. The monitored data will then be subject to verification and submitted to Commission and ship’s flag state by 30 April of the each year.

There has been much concern over the complexity and the cost burden surrounding the implementation of the EU MRV regulation, the publication of the data and on whether the system will be fully aligned with the IMO Data Collection System, which is due to be adopted in October 2016. As such, and in light of the finali-sation of the EU MRV implementation rules, there is a need for ship operators to start looking into their inter-nal monitoring procedures in order to identify potential gaps and options to comply with the regulation.
The seminar aims to help ship operators to comply with the EU MRV legislation in a timely and cost-effective manner.

The objective of the seminar is to inform operators of the specific requirements associated with the imple-mentation of the regulation in order to increase their understanding of the processes that they need to estab-lish, as well as to examine available compliance options that can be used to reduce cost and administrative burden.

Other objectives are to encourage exchanges of best practises and experiences and to facilitate constructive discussions between ship operators, verifiers and regulators to identify the key challenges that need to be addressed further by the European Commission.

The event will include: 
  • Presentation from the European Commission advising on the legislative acts and timetables on the interpretation and enforcement of the EU regulation as well as alignment with the IMO data collection system. 
  • An update by the IMO on the progress made with the IMO data collection system and future considerations at the next MEPC 70. 
  • Overview on the requirements to develop a ship’s monitoring plan and how to monitor fuel, cargo and other parameters. 
  • Verification requirements (monitoring plan and annual emissions).
  • Case studies.
  • Consideration on the accreditation process and availability of approved verifiers. 
  • Online monitoring and reporting platforms to reduce compliance cost.
  • Legal aspects of the publication of data and options available to make use of the confidentiality provisions.

Agenda :

0930 - 1000  Registration 
1000 - 1015  Welcome 
David Balston, Director of Policy, UK Chamber of Shipping
1015 - 1040  Legal framework for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of CO2 emissions from shipping
Heiko Kunst, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Climate Action 
1040 - 1105  IMO data collection system for fuel consumption of ships
Edmund Hughes, Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, International Maritime Organization
1105 - 1125 Accreditation of verifiers for the MRV Regulation 
Janet Gascoigne, Development Manager, United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) 
1125 - 1200  Panel discussions (EC, IMO, UKAS) 
1200 - 1300  Lunch  
1300 - 1325  Development of an EU MRV Monitoring Plan: content and challenges for shipowners and operators 
1325 - 1350 Are you ready for MRV compliance?
Helena Athoussaki , Head of Maritime Sustainability Centre , PwC
1350 - 1420 MRV Verification – what it means to you
Ged Farmer, Sustainability Technical Manager, Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance
1420 - 1500  Coffee break
1500 - 1530 DFDS : Preparing for MRV
Poul Woodall, Director, Environment & Sustainability, DFDS A/S
1530 - 1600 “Smart data capturing – MRV Compliance without tears”
Tobias Gröger, Senior Consultant Performance Solutions, Region Western Europe, DNV GL
1600 - 1630  THETIS MRV - Information System in support of the EU MRV Regulation Carlos Pereira & Miguel Madeira, Project Officers on Marine Environment & PSC, EMSA - European Maritime Safety Agency
1630 - 1650 Information disclosure laws: How to prevent your information being published
Kathryn Wynn & David Matheson, Solicitors, Information Law, Pinsent Masons LLP
1650 - 1720  Discussion Panel (all)
1720 - 1900  Networking Reception (wine and canapés)

Registration :

The event is free to attend for chamber members, please contact Jenny Atkinson to register your attendance. 

There are a number of free tickets for non-members, please contact Felicity Nelson for further details.

Schedule for the Seminar :

Date : 29 September 2016
Start Time : 9:30 AM
End Time : 7:30 PM

Where : 

UK Chamber of Shipping
30 Park Street

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