Shipping’s contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is coming under increasing scrutiny at IMO and on regional levels. Most notable of the regional initiatives are the recent actions of the European Union (EU), with the implementation of EU Regulation 2015/757 concerning monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of CO2 emissions. The EU MRV requirements outline three key deadlines for ship operators of large ships (above 5000GT) calling on the European Economic Area EEA (EU, Iceland and Norway) ports:
To comply with the new requirements, companies shall, for each of their ships:
ABS is able to support by:
Please contact your local ABS office for scheduling assistance or send your request to MRVABSGreece@eagle.org.
All work is to be undertaken in accordance with the ABS Code of Ethics (which is available here). The ABS Code of Ethics includes procedures for the identification, disclosure and remediation of all actual or potential conflicts of interest, and prohibits ABS personnel from carrying out activities on behalf of ABS that pose an unacceptable risk to their impartiality or in respect of which they have conflicts of interest.
Complaints & Appeals
Any disagreement regarding the proper interpretation of the EU MRV requirements or complaints regarding the ABS service can be referred to ABS for resolution. ABS can be contacted through the feedback form on this webpage or via email at: MRVABSGreece@eagle.org.