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The UK Monitoring, Reporting & Verification (UK MRV)

Due to BREXIT, U.K. is no longer a part of European Union since 31st January 2020 00:00 CET.

Since the Regulation EU 2015/757 ('EU MRV') applies only to the ships visiting ports under the jurisdiction of an EU member state, it ceased to have effect for ships visiting ports in the United Kingdom since 1st January 2021.

The UK secretary of state, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 8 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018(a), came up with its own MRV system which amends the legislation relating to monitoring and reporting of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport, with the first monitoring period starting on 1st January 2022 (no emissions data should be supplied for 2021 for the UK MRV). Of course, data for voyages between the UK and countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) should still be reported under the EU MRV regime. 

AIM: Ambitious vision for the future of zero emissions shipping in the United Kingdom by 2050.

For more information, refer to the Clean Maritime Plan.
Scope of UK MRV – This Regulation applies to ships above 5,000 gross tonnage in respect of CO2 emissions released during their voyages from their last port of call to a port of call in the United Kingdom and from a port of call in the United Kingdom to their next port of call, as well as within UK ports of call for these voyages.

The content of the Monitoring Plan, the Emission Report and the Document of Compliance remains the same as in the EU MRV except for the following changes:
  • “EU MRV Procedures” to be substituted by “MRV Procedures” and “EU MRV Regulation” by “MRV Regulation” in the Monitoring Plan template.
  • Electronic template of Emission Report and Document of Compliance to be published soon by the Secretary of State and available on the website.
  • The Emission Report will be submitted to the Secretary of State.
Important: Emissions Reports under UK MRV will have to be verified exclusively by UKAS-accredited verifiers.

For more information, visit The Merchant Shipping (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emissions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018.

Consequences on EU MRV Emission Reports

Since the United Kindgom is not a member of the European Union anymore, the following changes are expected for the 2021 MRV Emission Report and list of EU MRV voyages:
  • Voyages from UK to EU ports should now be reported in category “from non-EU to EU” (e.g. a voyage from Felixstowe | UK to Valencia| Spain).
  • Voyages from EU to UK ports should now be reported in category “from EU to non- EU” (e.g. a voyage from Le Havre | France to Dover | UK).
Clarifications about the UK MRV regime

To avoid duplication, voyages between UK and EEA ports will NOT have to be reported under the UK MRV, and viceversa. Data on these voyages should continue to be submitted to the European Commission under the EU MRV regime.

Emissions for voyages between UK ports, between UK and non-EEA ports, and vice-versa will need to be included in the UK MRV emissions report. Emissions within UK ports at berth for UK MRV voyages will also have to be reported.

An assessed UK MRV monitoring plan needs to be in place by the end of 2021. If a ship already uses a monitoring plan under the EU MRV regime, the ship operator should confirm with the verifier if this is suitable for the UK MRV regime, or if changes are needed.

Role of Verifavia Shipping
Verifavia Shipping, as the world's leading independent carbon emissions verification body for shipping under the EU MRV and the IMO DCS, and as a UKAS-accredited verifier for UK ETS, is the best placed to provide UK MRV verification to ships visiting UK ports as soon as it is accredited.
Ship operators are expected to start gathering and reporting the MRV data in a similar fashion as done for EU MRV reporting by early 2022, the only differences being the scope of voyages to be reported, and the reporting method.
Marine Infomation Notice 669 (M+F) Reporting Emissions Data into the UK MRV Regime

The UK Government published a Marine Information Notice (MIN) on 17 September 2021 which clarifies the requirements for operators and verifiers under the UK MRV regime. It is valid until 31 December 2022.

Read the MIN669 published by the UK Government
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