Emissions Monitoring  

Emissions Monitoring  

Ship operators must stay up-to-date with a series of new regulations that require emissions reduction and reporting. The EU’s monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) regulation goes into effect in 2018 for all merchant ships of 5,000 GT or above, calculating emitted CO2 on voyages from, to and between EU ports. In parallel, the IMO DCS requests the same but worldwide.

IMO’s 2020 Global Sulphur Cap poses strict limits on how much sulfur can be released into the atmosphere. Bureau Veritas supports operators by explaining these regulations and helping clients remain compliant.

Operators must monitor CO2 emissions released for any voyages to or from EU Member State ports, keeping records on both per-voyage and annual bases. For IMO Global Sulphur Cap 2020 (0,50% global compliance), vessels operating within Emission Control Areas (ECAs) and Sulfur Emission Control Areas (SECAs) will have to use fuel oil with a maximum sulfur content of 0.10%. Once the relevant data has been collected, operators must develop and deliver reports to the proper authorities.


Reducing emissions

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore helps operators determine whether using an exhaust gas scrubber is the right choice for their vessel, and if so, what kind of scrubber system to use. Our experts also provide support in transitioning from heavy residual fuel oils (HFO) to distillates. We also have dedicated rules in place for LNG as fuel, and can support owners in converting their vessels or future-proofing ships with our GAS-PREPARED notation.

Reporting and verification for emissions data

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore helps clients understand the EU MRV and IMO DCS regulations, achieve and maintain compliance for fuel emissions, and obtain approval of EU-MRV plans. Our My Fuel Consumption application simplifies compliance with both EU MRV and IMO DCS and EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, Verification).

  • MSC Opera Ship Classification - Cruise Ships

    5,000 GT

    threshold for EU MRV compliance

  • Emission Monitoring


    of CO2 emissions within the EU come from ships with greater than 5000 GT

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    maximum sulfur content allowed in ECAs and SECAs


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What is Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore

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Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore is the Technical Advisory, Asset Management and Assurance Solutions provider within our Marine & Offshore activities. These services shall be performed independently from Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore regulated activities, such as classification and statutory certification.