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Transport Malta issues reminder on EU MRV

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Transport Malta has issued a Merchant Shipping Notice in order to remind all those concerned that, by 31 August 2017, companies shall submit ship-specific monitoring plans for fuel consumption indicating the method chosen to monitor and report CO2 emissions and other relevant information for each of their ships covered by the Regulation (EU) No.2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport, and amending Directive 2009/16/EC, to an accredited verifier for approval.

Inter alia, the Regulation requires shipowners and operators to monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions from ships above 5,000 GT and which call at any port under the jurisdiction of an EU Member State. In order to ensure the continuous uninterrupted operation of Maltese ships, shipowners and operators of ships which are covered by the Regulation, are hereby reminded to put in place the necessary procedures to implement the Regulation as soon as possible. Shipowners and operators are encouraged to be prepared, starting by developing monitoring plans as well as examining how to best collect, aggregate and report fuel consumption and transport work data for their ships.

In case of ships falling under the scope of the Regulation for the first time after 31 August 2017, this obligation is to be fulfilled no later than two months after each ship’s first call in a port under the jurisdiction of an EU Member State.

The monitoring plan shall consist of complete and transparent documentation of the monitoring method for the ship concerned and shall contain all the elements required by Regulation 2015/757. Companies shall draw up the monitoring plan using a template corresponding to the model set out in Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1927. [...]


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