The European Commission in an effort to curb its domestic gas emissions from ships, in July 2015 adopted the “shipping MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification System) Regulation”. In parallel, IMO adopted a similar global approach and introduced the “IMO Fuel Consumption Data Collection System”. Although, both systems have the same objective, the implementation dates as well as the requirements differ. Another challenge for shipowners that should very soon start considering their options to ensure compliance is the recent IMO decision to limit the global Fuel sulphur limit to 0.5% by 2020.

Yesterday, CYMEPA in co-operation with the Department of Merchant Shipping and the Dromon Bureau of Shipping – Accredit Verifiers, organised a successful seminar to assist in navigating both the regulatory landscape of the above challenges as well as to provide some practical guidance to ensure compliance. It will also provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas on these very important topics.
the program of the Seminar, which is enriched with another interesting presentation, titled “The Shipdex protocol to get ahead with manufacturer data onboard” .

Many thanks to our lecturers:

Mr. George Demetriades Marine Surveyor A, Department Merchant Shipping
Mr. Demetris Lemesianos, Dromon Bureau of Shipping, Accredit Verifiers
Mr. Kyriakos Gregoriou, Marine Surveyor, Department of Merchant Shipping
and Mr. Marco Vatteroni, Shipdex’s Consultant