WWL Fleet Receives Class Approval for EU MRV Plans

Wednesday December 6, 2017

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) says it has received class approval for its plans under the EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation - indicating that its fleet will be compliant when the new regulation takes effect from January 1, 2018.

"The reduction of CO2 emissions is one of the largest challenges for the shipping industry. Wallenius Wilhelmsen group supports a fact-based approach to further CO2 regulatory development and therefore sees comprehensive data collection and analysis as a logical first step in that process," said Roger Strevens, Head of Sustainability at WWL.

As Ship & Bunker has reported, a global CO2 Data Collection Scheme (DCS) is also being developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with implementation set for 2019.

"As a global industry, it is critical to have effective global regulation, therefore WWL strongly supports efforts to bring EU's MRV into alignment with the DCS of IMO. That effort will help to avoid unnecessary double reporting," said WWL.

Earlier this week, Ship & Bunker reported that the Singaporean port authority has invited Singapore-registered ships to participate in a scheme to collect data on their bunker consumption from the start of next year.