Deadlines loom for carbon reports

Malcolm Latarche

Malcolm Latarche · 06 March 2020


Operators of all commercial ships above 5,000gt trading internationally are facing annual deadlines for filing fuel oil consumption reports under IMO and EU rules

Under the IMO DCS (Data Collection System) Requirements the annual fuel oil consumption data must be submitted to flag administration or a Recognised Organisation nominated by the flag, from 2020 onwards. Data for the 2019 reporting period needs to be submitted by the end of March 2020.

This data should be collected in accordance with the methodology described in the ship’s approved Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP Part II), and submitted with supporting evidence, to enable verification as per Resolution MEPC.292(71).

By the beginning of June, all applicable vessels are required to have on board a ‘Statement of Compliance – Fuel Oil Consumption Reporting’, issued by the organisation that verified the data.

Under the EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) rules owners and operators of ships greater than 5,000gt making commercial voyages into, out of or between EU ports are required to submit a verified emissions report to the European Commission and ship’s flag administration. A verified emissions report must be submitted by 30 April in the year following the reporting period.

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