Hapag-Lloyd Working on Becoming First MRV-Ready Certified Shipowner

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Monday January 19, 2015

Hapag-Lloyd is in the process of having itself declared the worlds first monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) ready certified shipowner, DNV GL has announced

The classification society is currently working with Hapag-Lloyd on developing a program that will make the shipowner in line with upcoming MRV regulations in Europe, which will integrate maritime emissions reduction into an overall strategy for reducing greenhouse gas pollution. 

“We are very pleased to be working with Hapag-Lloyd to develop a solution that will allow shipping companies to more easily meet the challenges of complying with the upcoming MRV regulations," said Jörg Lampe, a senior project engineer at DNV GL.

"Being willing to get out in front of the MRV regulations through early certification shows their leadership in this area and could be a valuable commercial advantage.”

Hapag-Lloyd is currently on its first stage of verification, which covers emission data monitoring and reporting practices. 

“Tracking and improving our emissions is important, not only for us as a firm but for our customers," said Richard von Berlepsch, senior director of ship management at Hapag-Lloyd.

Early last month Hapag-Lloyd completed its merger with Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV).