A new software service ClassNK MRV Portal (IMO DCS for the monitoring, reporting and verification (MVR) of CO2 emissions in line with the IMO DCS regulations that will come into effect in 2019 has been launched by Japanese classification society ClassNK.
The implementation of fuel consumption data reporting regulations has been ongoing in an effort to reduce GHG emissions and the EU-MRV regulations for ships operating in the EU area began in 2018.
The upcoming IMO DCS regulations require all globally operating ships over 5,000GT to collect fuel consumption data and create an annual fuel consumption data report to submit to their flag administration or recognised organisation for verification.
“ClassNK MRV Portal” was launched in 2017 to facilitate compliance with EU MRV regulations, and has now been updated to support IMO DCS. The software consists of on-board data sending functions, an on-shore data management system, and also a function for submitting an annual fuel consumption report. Moreover, the software is capable of efficiently connecting with third-party packages or in-house logbook software without any added on-board tasks and allows users to submit necessary data reports to ClassNK through the system.
Speaking on the occasion, Corporate Officer, Director of Survey Operations Division Yoshinori Kozeki said: “We are very excited and proud to offer this major update to our ClassNK MRV Portal software solution. There is no doubt that the added convenience will prove beneficial to users, and the industry will now be able to smoothly respond to the upcoming IMO regulations.”
Instructions on how to register and further details of the software are available through the ClassNK website for those who will begin gathering data to comply with IMO DCS. Current users of “ClassNK MRV Portal” for EU-MRV can use the software for IMO DCS without any additional registration.