BV releases App for fuel and emissions reporting

Malcolm Latarche
Malcolm Latarche
ShipInsight

18 February 2019


A new online tool for aiding compliance with IMO and EU fuel consumption reporting regulations has been released by classification society BV.

My Fuel Consumption (MFC) from Bureau Veritas guides owners through the regulatory requirements of IMO’s data collection system (DCS) and EU monitoring reporting and verification (MRV) requirements. The latest phase of MFC released yesterday enables easy reporting of fuel consumption and / or CO2 emissions data with the IMO and EU schemes – with no double booking

To mitigate the risks of an increasingly fragmented and complex bunkering marketplace, VeriFuel is calling on the industry to work together more effectively to find solutions that support the smooth transition to new fuels. Available to owners and managers of all vessels whether classed with BV or not, My Fuel Consumption is a secure cloud based web application available on desktop, mobile and tablet. Free of charge it is available on VeriStar, the Bureau Veritas client portal. All that is required is a contract for IMO DCS or MRV services provided by Bureau Veritas.

Phase 1 of MFC released in April 2018 enabled the preparation of IMO DCS Plans (SEEMP Part II) for submission to Bureau Veritas for review. The new phase now enables:

  • Reporting of fuel consumption for IMO DCS requirements
  • Reporting of CO2 emissions for EU-MRV requirements

Using smart calculation engines, MFC ensures that vessel fuel consumption data is automatically registered for the different schemes.

The benefit to shipowners and managers is facilitated compliance with both the IMO and EU schemes, including voyage-based activities and “at berth” activities for EU-MRV regulations as well as periodic activities under the IMO DCS scheme. Automatic calculations based on entered data inputs create reports in the required formats for each reporting scheme – including aggregated and disaggregated reports for IMO DCS and customised reports to reflect a change of manager or a change of flag.

The IMO-DCS reports are submitted to Bureau Veritas for review and provision of a statement of compliance. The EU-MRV reports can be generated by My Fuel Consumption and then can be sent directly to the EU’s Thetis database by the owner or manager.

Laurent Hentges, Vice President Operational Excellence, Bureau Veritas, commented, ‘We said the whole point of My Fuel Consumption is to make life simpler and easier for our clients. Phase 2 of MFC continues to deliver that simplicity and ease for client’s compliance requirements. It is also not just about compliance. MFC will now provide accessible, accurate and useful data for our clients’ operational management. We envisage new functionality for MFC to further contribute to operational efficiency.’