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New EU Compulsory Maritime CO2 Declarations

Date: 13/07/2016 in General

All Ships must now declare CO2 Emissions.


Shipping Co. Compliance made simple !

All Shipping companies and Ship's masters are now fully aware that the new regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport was adopted on 29 April 2015 and entered into force on 1 July 2015.  Are you also aware that it is now also expressly provided that the European member states will have to set up a system of penalties for failure to comply with these new obligations?

What does this new regulation mean to me? Whatever the flag of your vessel or wherever your registered office is based as the ship-owner or operator you will now be required to monitor and to report CO2 emissions for each vessel on a per voyage and annual basis.  This applies to all vessels above 5,000 gross tonnes calling to any European member state.

Are you ready to submit each of your ships monitoring plans? Prior to commencing your actual monitoring you will first have to develop and submit to tan independent verifier your monitoring plan for each of you ships.  Your annual CO2 reports will then be verified and the verifier shall issue a document of compliance that you will need to keep on aboard each vessel.

31 August 2017 – Companies are to submit ship-specific monitoring plans to verifiers for approval
1 January 2018 – Per-voyage monitoring to start
30 April 2019 – Verified annual emission reports submitted to the EC
30 June 2019 – Emission data made publicly available by the EC.

How do I quantify my C02 performance and manage validations and the risk of penalties? Carbon Action is our UK based niche provider of Climate Change and Carbon Emissions related Consultancy and Training services working internationally.   Carbon Action provides excellent consultants in this area and we also deliver certified hands on classroom training in carbon quantification, verification and management of carbon projects that conforms with the global standard - ISO 14064 and the GHG protocol. 

For more information on how we can assist you in achieving maritime CO2 compliance or developing your monitoring plans please contact us now. We also provide Marine Fire Safety Training courses in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.  For more information please visit us at 16 St. Martin's le Grand, St. Paul's, London EC1A 4EN  OR Telephone us  +44 207 397 8500 OR Email us at 


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