About EU MRV Regulation

The EU MRV Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on “monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport” was adopted by European Council (EC) and Parliament and entered into force on 1 July, 2015. The primary aim of this regulation is for reducing CO2 emissions from maritime transport.

The EU regulation applies to ships greater than 5000 Gross Tonnage, irrespective of their flag, undertaking following voyages in EU (and EFTA) regions




The EU MRV regulation requires ships to monitor and report their CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, transport work and average energy efficiency. As a first step towards compliance, ship-specific Monitoring Plan needs to be submitted for assessment by 31 August 2017 to an accredited independent verifier.

Companies having ships covered under EU MRV regulations will have to start monitoring the required parameters from 1st January 2018. This monitoring is on a per-voyage basis as well as annual basis. At the end of each calendar year commencing with 2018, a ship-specific emissions report is to be prepared and submitted for verification to an accredited verifier.


Implementation Timeline

Compliance on Verification:

On satisfactorily compliance verification, a document of compliance (DOC) is issued in respect of EU MRV regulations. This is valid for a period of 18 months after the end of the reporting period.

By 30th April 2019 and each year thereafter a verified emissions report is to be submitted to the EC and relevant Flag state. From 30 June 2019 onwards, ships arriving at or departing from an EU port are to carry on board a valid DOC. EC will publish information on ship’s aggregated CO2 emissions and efficiency by 30 June 2019 and then each subsequent year.