ABS has become the first classification society to be awarded accreditation by Greece’s Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD), to perform assessments for EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) compliance.

Kirsi Tikka, ABS Executive Vice President for Global Marine, said: “As the first accredited class society, ABS is already working with owners and operators to help them verify that their monitoring plans are compliant with the requirements.”

This recognition by the ESYD further demonstrates our leading role in providing EU MRV compliance solutions.”

Central to the EU MRV requirements are key deadlines for ship owners and operators travelling between European ports to develop an emissions’ monitoring plan, implement it and submit a report that is verified by an independent third party.

This is where ABS comes in. In addition, the society leverages its Nautical Systems (NS) fleet management software to facilitate MRV compliance through its NS Voyage Performance Manager module.