An integrated vessel performance system for environmental compliance

01/24/2017 - 15:00-01/24/2017 - 17:00


Soren Hansen
(American Bureau of Shipping)
Stamatis Fradelos
(American Bureau of Shipping)


Soren Hansen

International and regional regulatory developments like the IMO data collection and reporting system and the European Union (EU) system for monitoring, reporting and verifying (MRV) CO2 emissions will require ship-operators to report specific data like the total annual fuel consumption by fuel type, CO2 emissions, distance travelled, time spent at sea and other relevant information for ships of 5000 GT and above engaged on international voyages. In light of the increasing pressure from maritime industry that the EC should without delay initiate the review process specified in the EU MRV Regulation and aimed at aligning the EU with the IMO system, ship- operators are already seeking for compliance solutions.

The proposed paper summarizes the current challenges for the ship- operators and highlights areas within the existing procedures and systems that need to be assessed for ensuring compliance, like the fuel measurement procedures, the quality assurance of the measuring devices and the IT infrastructure, the data flow and control activities and the existing reporting systems. Emphasis is also given on the use of the available data for benchmarking and analysis of vessel and environmental performance which represents a significant opportunity for ship- operators to achieve compliance with the forthcoming regulations to reduce operational costs and to cope with the additional administrative burden in an efficient manner.