New K-Fleet app helps meet EU CO2 reporting requirement

DECEMBER 14, 2016 — A new EU regulation that entered into force in July 2015 will, from January 1, 2018, require large ships using EU ports to report their verified annual emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and other relevant information.

Kongsberg Maritime has developed K-Fleet MRV, a new Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) application for its K-Fleet suite of marine fleet management software that meets the requirements of the new EU regulation 2015/757.

The regulation, for ships exceeding 5000 GT and which call at any EU port regardless of flag or country of ownership, aims to quantify and reduce CO2 emissions from the shipping industry and demands that shipping companies have monitoring plans prepared by 31st August 2017. As required by tye regulation, K-Fleet MRV enables monitoring and reporting of emissions on per voyage basis to, from and between EU ports, and is available for deployment now in new and existing K-Fleet installations.

Kongsbergy Maritime says that by automating much of the CO2 calculations and report generation, K-Fleet MRV reduces the burden for crews to ensure that vessel's and fleets meet the requirements of the new regulation.

The system combines data collection from on board sensors and manual entries, making it easier for events to be verified by the Master before reports are sent to the shore-office.

K-Fleet MRV can be interfaced with other K-Fleet applications including K-Fleet Logbook and K-Fleet Maintenance, which provides for quality assurance of measuring equipment on board.

"With the established K-Fleet software suite as a platform, we have developed a straightforward, very easy to use solution that ensures shipping companies can comply to new mandatory requirements well before the deadlines," said Rune Kristian Stålstrøm, General Manager – Fleet Performance, Merchant Marine Division, Kongsberg Maritime. "In combination with K-Fleet's potential to help vessels and fleets to operate more efficiently through lower fuel consumption, K-Fleet MRV is an important development that will support the shipping industry in reducing its environmental footprint."

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