Shipping companies need to submit UK MRV emissions reports to verification bodies in early 2022, DNV has stressed.

UK vessel reporting

Shipping companies will need to submit UK MRV emissions reports in 2022. Photo: DNV

After Brexit on 1 January, the UK MRV became the third CO2 reporting scheme relevant for shipping companies, alongside the EU MRV and IMO DCS regulations. It is applicable to vessels >5000 GT calling at UK ports.

“The monitoring of UK-related voyages has been required since 1 January 2021. By 2022, operators and managers responsible for vessels subject to the UK MRV scheme shall submit their first annual emissions report for 2021,” said DNV.

EU plan valid

DNV notes that the EU MRV monitoring plan (MP) will remain valid for the UK MRV, no separate UK MRV monitoring plan is required.

DNV will soon be recognised as a verifier for the UK MRV and will be able to confirm compliance with the new UK standard.

Companies that currently use DNV as a verifier of the IMO DCS and EU MRV, and for which the UK MRV is relevant will receive an offer to also include the UK MRV to their current contract.

DNV’s system will identify the relevant data for the UK MRV, EU MRV and IMO DCS, so the submission of one set of log abstract and bunker reports will then cover all three reporting schemes.

Combining the verification of UK MRV, EU MRV and IMO DCS compliance through a single, standardized process offers efficiency and ease and is strongly recommended, added DNV.