Fuel management software provider Fueltrax will offer the reporting service for EU-MRV and IMO requirements
Verifavia Shipping, an independent environmental auditor, has certified Fueltrax against the EU Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation and IMO Data Collection System (DCS) requirements.
The EU MRV regulation requires ships of 5,000 gt or higher to collect data from previous years to monitor CO2 emissions, fuel consumption and other parameters, such as distance travelled, time at sea and cargo carried on a per voyage basis. This data is used to compile annual data into an emissions report submitted to an accredited MRV shipping verifier.
Verifavia’s chief operating officer and vice president technical, Nicolas Duchêne, said owners and operators sought a functioning and capable system to choose to review their fuel data.
“Fueltrax is a system which optimises fleet-wide reporting while minimising resource and costs. Verifavia’s specialist team uses its extensive experience to provide an independent and efficient certification service. We know that certification provides our customers with third-party verified assurance that the systems meet the highest standards in emissions monitoring and reporting.”
Fueltrax’s reports are generated by teams using data collected via the company’s electronic fuel management system (EFMS) on board vessels. Last May, Topaz Energy installed Fueltrax’s EFMS on board all its vessels operating in Nigeria and Azerbaijan.
The IMO DCS data provided by the company is the total fuel consumption for the entire year as required for reporting under the regulation.Data is continuously collected by an independent GPS signal, so EU MRV data can be provided per voyage between EU ports.