Shipowners need to prepare for carbon emissions monitoring: Verifavia
[...] Shipowners have been putting off the installation of carbon emissions monitoring systems to focus on cutting sulfur emissions, environmental verification body Verifavia said.
That means companies are not acting quickly enough to develop carbon emission monitoring systems in time for an EU regulation which came into force last year, Verifavia CEO Julien Dufour said Wednesday.
Regulation (EU) 2015/757 requires all ships of more than 5,000 gross mt that call at EU ports to have systems and practices providing clear and precise evidence of compliance, even for a one-off trip to the region.
Mandatory ship emissions monitoring will begin January 1, 2018, but owners should have submitted monitoring plans to verifiers by the end of August 2017. December 31,2017, is the deadline for the successful assessment of the monitoring plan by the verifier.
Shipowners will have to present the first annual emissions assessment — verified by an independent auditor-- by April 2019 and will have to carry the document of compliance on each ship by June 30, 2019. [...]
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