UK MRV – "Business as usual" for DNV's EU MRV customers

The monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from voyages according to the UK MRV commences 1 January 2022. For DNV’s EU MRV customers, this implies virtually no additional efforts. This statutory news explains what you need to know about the upcoming UK MRV.

UK MRV Business as usual for DNV EU MRV customers

Relevant for all technical managers and owners of ships subject to UK MRV.

Monitoring and reporting for the UK MRV regulations

Monitoring for the UK MRV will be required from 1 January 2022. DNV’s EU MRV customers simply need to continue to monitor as they do today for EU MRV. DNV’s system will identify the UK MRV, EU MRV and relevant IMO DCS data, and submit one set of log-abstract and bunker reports covering all three reporting schemes.

Shipping companies will then have to submit the first UK MRV emissions reports to verification bodies one year later, in other words in early 2023.

DNV supports you in achieving compliance with the new UK MRV scheme without any additional efforts for monitoring and reporting.

EU MRV monitoring plans are also suitable for the UK MRV – no separate plan required

The DNV-verified EU MRV monitoring plans will also remain suitable for the UK MRV, and DNV will provide a Statement of Compliance (SoC) to all customers for downloading from the Fleet Status portal on Veracity. For existing verified EU MRV monitoring plans, this statement will be a general letter confirming that the EU MRV monitoring plan is suitable as the UK MRV monitoring plan. For new monitoring plans verified in the future a ship-specific SoC will be issued. This SoC enables customers to prove compliance with the UK MRV towards authorities.

By carrying the EU MRV monitoring plan and DNV’s SoC with EU and UK requirements, the vessel will comply with both the UK MRV and EU MRV regulations, and, as such, have the highest flexibility to operate in the UK as well as in the EU.

DNV as UK MRV verifier

DNV will continue to be your accredited verifier also for the UK MRV and will confirm compliance with the new UK standard for its customers. DNV will offer the same proven, digital service approach for the UK MRV regulations which our customers are familiar with from the EU MRV and IMO DCS. The Fleet Status portal on Veracity will also accommodate the UK MRV, including all functionalities known from the EU MRV such as the data quality checks (then tailored also for UK MRV) and the easy report creation and submission features.

Contracts and pricing

Using the same verifier for the IMO DCS, EU MRV and UK MRV makes great sense, and DNV’s MRV and DCS customers will receive information about the UK MRV verification service in the existing EU MRV / IMO DCS price agreements.


The digital event reporting already established and applied for the EU MRV will also cover the UK MRV and can continue unaltered. Data quality checks will be provided on the UK MRV-relevant data in the customer portal on Veracity. If trading in the UK, vessels should carry on board the DNV SoC, confirming that the EU MRV monitoring plan is suitable as the UK MRV monitoring plan too.



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