MRV – Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU and UK)

UK MRV

Why UK MRV?

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After Brexit on 1 January 2021, the UK MRV became the third CO2 reporting scheme relevant for shipping companies, alongside the EU MRV and IMO DCS regulations. It is applicable to vessels >5000 GT calling at UK ports.

From when must voyages be monitored for UK MRV?

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UK voyages must be reported from the first relevant arrival or departure in 2022.

When must the first UK MRV Emissions Reports be submitted?

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As per The Merchant Shipping (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emissions) Regulations 2018, the first UK MRV Emissions Reports will have to be verified by 30 April 2023 for the 2022 data.

What kind of reporting is required for UK MRV?

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Customers simply need to continue monitoring and reporting as they do today. DNV's system will identify the relevant data for UK MRV, EU MRV and IMO DCS, so the submission of one set of log abstract and bunker reports will then cover all three reporting schemes.

Will we need to have a dedicated UK MRV monitoring plan prepared, verified and on board?

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The EU MRV monitoring plan will remain valid for UK MRV, i.e. No separate UK MRV monitoring plan is required. By carrying the EU MRV MP, the vessel will comply with both, the UK MRV and the EU MRV regulations, and, thereby, have the highest flexibility to operate in the UK as well as in the EU.
DNV will provide a respective Statement of Compliance to all customers for download from the Veracity customer portal. This statement will be non-ship-specific for plans already verified and ship-specific for plans verified in the future and will confirm that the EU MRV monitoring plan is suitable as UK MRV monitoring plan, too. This DNV Statement of Compliance will enable customers to prove compliance with UK MRV towards authorities.

Is DNV an authorized / accredited verifier for UK MRV?

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Yes, DNV is authorized / accredited for the UK MRV verifications, now and later: Until end of 2023 we are allowed to verify based on our existing EU MRV accreditation, from some time in 2023, depending on the progress of the UKAS accreditation procedure, we will hold the UKAS accreditation which will be required from 2024 onwards.

Is a UK MRV Emission Report required to be submitted in 2023?

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As per information received from the UK Department for Transport, the requirement for ship operators to report emissions is delayed, which does not affect the legal requirement to monitor vessel emissions, remaining in place. It is worth to note that once a digital solution for the reporting of maritime emissions under the UK MRV regime is in place, data from any intervening years is to be submitted. Thus, DNV recommends that companies submit their 2022 UK MRV Emission Report for verification together with the Fuel Oil Consumption Report and EU MRV Emission Report (if applicable).