the Emissions and reporting compliance


the Emissions and reporting compliance


At Varuna Marine Services B.V., we understand the critical importance of environmental sustainability and the maritime industry’s role in reducing carbon emissions. That’s why we are committed to helping shipowners and operators meet their regulatory obligations and make eco-friendly choices. We offer a range of services designed to ensure compliance with key emissions and reporting regulations, including EU MRV, IMO DCS, CII, and SEEMP II & III.

EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification):

The EU MRV regulation, initiated in 2017, is a mandatory measure that encompasses monitoring, reporting, and verification of emissions data from ships. Its applicability to vessels above 5,000 GT on EU-related voyages reflects a comprehensive approach to tackling greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector. This regulation is part of a larger effort to enhance environmental sustainability within the industry, marking a crucial milestone in the journey towards a cleaner, greener future.

Applicability of EU MRV: The EU MRV regulation is applicable to a wide range of ships that call at EU ports, regardless of their flag or ownership. Here are the key criteria for applicability:

  • Ship Size: Vessels with a gross tonnage of 5,000 or more must comply with the EU MRV regulation. This includes a variety of ship types, from container ships to tankers and passenger vessels.
  • EU Ports: The regulation applies to ships that call at ports within the European Union, including EU overseas territories. This means that ships involved in international trade with EU member states fall under its purview, regardless of Flag.
  • Voyages: All voyages to or from EU ports must be included in the monitoring and reporting process. This ensures comprehensive data collection on emissions from ship operations.

IMO DCS (Data Collection System):

IMO DCS is an International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulation that mandates the collection and reporting of fuel consumption data from ships over 5,000 gross tons.

  • The IMO DCS is a global initiative to enhance transparency and promote energy efficiency in the shipping industry. It requires ships to collect and report data on their fuel consumption and other relevant information.
  • The DCP must be created within the Part II of the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) and be available on-board the vessel.
  • Shipowners and operators are responsible for monitoring fuel consumption through various means, such as flow meters or bunker delivery notes. This data is then reported to the ship’s flag state, which in turn reports to the IMO.
  • By implementing the IMO DCS, the maritime industry is taking a significant step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions, fostering sustainable practices, and encouraging the development of more energy-efficient ships.

CII (Carbon Intensity Indicator) Compliance:

The Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) is a powerful metric designed to assess and quantify the environmental efficiency of ships in the maritime industry. It plays a crucial role in the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.

  • At its core, the CII evaluates the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced by a vessel in relation to its transported cargo or tonne-mile. This measurement allows shipowners and operators to determine how efficiently their ships are utilizing energy and how environmentally sustainable their operations are.
  • The CII is a key component of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) broader strategy to improve energy efficiency within the shipping sector. By implementing CII standards, ships can be evaluated based on their emissions per unit of transport work, enabling comparisons and driving the adoption of eco-friendly practices.
  • The Carbon Intensity Indicator is not merely a compliance requirement; it’s a powerful tool for driving positive change in the shipping world. By focusing on improving CII scores, stakeholders can simultaneously cut costs, enhance efficiency, and play a vital role in protecting our planet for future generations. It serves as a beacon, guiding the industry toward a cleaner and more sustainable future, one ship at a time.

Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan

Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) II and III are significant advancements in the quest for a more eco-friendly maritime industry. These plans, endorsed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), aim to enhance energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. While SEEMP I laid the groundwork for energy management in shipping, SEEMP II and SEEMP III represent a natural evolution towards even more eco-friendly practices.

  • SEEMP II – Enhancing Energy Efficiency: This second-generation plan builds on the foundation laid by SEEMP I. It emphasizes the importance of continuous improvement, empowering shipowners to explore innovative technologies and operational enhancements to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. SEEMP II acts as a compass, guiding vessels towards a more sustainable future

  • SEEMP III – Digitalization and Beyond:The third iteration takes the concept even further. SEEMP III encourages ship operators to embrace digitalization, data analytics, and real-time monitoring. It’s a blueprint for the future, emphasizing the use of cutting-edge technology to optimize vessel performance and minimize environmental impact.

Incorporating SEEMP II and III isn’t just about compliance; it’s about steering the course towards a greener, more efficient, and cost-effective maritime industry. These plans are key instruments in the journey towards a more sustainable and profitable future for the shipping sector.

Why Choose Varuna Marine Services B.V.?

At Varuna Marine Services B.V., we take great pride in our team of seasoned professionals. Our experts possess a profound understanding of the maritime industry, environmental regulations, and the nuances of complying with key emissions and reporting standards.

Our experienced team is well-equipped to guide you seamlessly through the intricacies of EU MRV, IMO DCS, CII, as well as SEEMP II & III, offering an integrated solution that simplifies the compliance process.

Our commitment is unwavering when it comes to providing exceptional support. We are dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of environmental regulations while ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of your maritime activities. 

Our comprehensive scope of services includes:

  1. Data collection with API integration (automated)  and traditional methods
  2. Access to Emission dashboard for continuous overview of all all Fleet wide KPIs
  3. CII initial verification and update 
  4. SEEMP II and SEEM III approval 
  5. EU MRV and IMO DCS compliance – SOC will be issued from Partner Classification Societies. 
  6. Emission data analytics for various business scenarios and additional support for EU ETS scenario planning. 
  7. We act as single point  of contact for all your compliance and verification requirements. 

Contact us today to discover more about our services and how we can assist your maritime business.

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