Ahead of the new EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) regulation which fully comes into force on 1st January 2018, Hanseaticsoft, a leading provider of maritime software, has launched Cloud MRV
This is a new web-based module that will enable shipping companies to achieve MRV compliance easily and with minimal effort. The MRV Regulation will apply to all vessels with more than 5,000 GT calling at any EU port to load or unload cargo and/or passengers. It aims to quantify and reduce CO2 emissions from shipping and the regulation will create a new kind of benchmarking system in Europe.
To meet the requirements, shipping companies must capture and report on a range of data, including the origin and destination information; the amount and emission factors for each type of fuel consumed in total; the CO2 emitted; the distance travelled; the time spent at sea; the cargo carried and transport work.
Hanseaticsoft’s Cloud MRV module simplifies the process of data monitoring, capture and reporting by offering a single app, into which data can be input from the ship, which is then aggregated, synchronised and transmitted to relevant parties quickly and seamlessly.
The benefits are many including the fact that all data is managed in one system and further calculations are carried out automatically within the system. The data is automatically aggregated and the results prepared in a format ready for companies to simply submit to a member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) who has been approved by the EC as verifiers of the data.
Alexander Buchmann, Managing Director of Hanseaticsoft, says, "Our new solution really is MRV made easy - making compliance simple, painless and costeffective. Using our Cloud Ship Manager (CSM) all data can be captured offline on board and synchronised to the cloud as soon as there is an internet connection available. With all data stored in the cloud, all that is required is internet access to inspect data from all vessels. This can be done at any time or in any location. Data is transmitted from the vessels easily and can be accessed immediately by relevant parties who can inspect reports about their entire fleet using their web browser. They don’t have to install any software in the office.”