Brexit and EU-MRV

07 January 2021 |  C21004

Following C20032, DromonClass would like to inform all parties concern on the EU MRV updates following Brexit.

Ship Owners/ Managers/ Operators | Surveyors / Auditors/Verifiers

The transition period following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) has ended on 31 December 2020.

As of 1 January 2021, the UK shall be treated by EU law as a third country. This means Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) from Maritime Transport (known as the “EU MRV Regulation”) will no longer apply to the UK.

The EU-MRV Regulation requires shipowners to record CO2 emissions of all ships over 5,000 GT during their voyages from their last port of call to an EU port and from an EU port to their next port of call, as well as within EU ports.

Consequences of UK withdrawal

Based on the European Commission (EC) notice to stakeholders on the withdrawal of the UK and EU rules on the monitoring and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport, Shipowners should be aware that the following will no longer fall under the monitoring and reporting requirements of the EU-MRV Regulation:

  • CO2 emissions of ships within ports under the jurisdiction of the UK; or
  • CO2 emissions from voyages from a port of the UK to the port of another third country, and vice-versa.

CO2 emissions records verification

Shipowners should note that CO2 emissions records collected during 2020 will continue to be verified as they have been previously, with emissions within UK ports and emissions from voyages between the UK and other third countries included in the 2020 record-keeping requirements.

UK MRV Scheme

Likely UK will be moving to its own Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) scheme under domestic legislation following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 and will be putting in place transitional arrangements for vessels calling at the UK in 2021. This UK transitional approach is currently being finalised.

Act now

Ship Owners / Managers / Operators should take into consideration above important updates in order to ensure compliance with the EU-MRV Regulation.

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