CO2 emissions verification in the shipping sector according to regulation (UE) 2015/757
In the context of CO2 emissions reduction, The French Accreditation Body, Cofrac, has delivered accreditation to 8 verifiers to the standard ISO 14065 and Regulation (EU) no 600/2012 (European program), for the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reports for fixed installations and tonne-kilometre reports for the aviation sector.
As the international maritime shipping was remaining the only mode of transportation not yet included in the European Union’s commitment to reduce GHG emissions, new European legislation (Regulation (EU) 2015/757) came into force on 1st July 2015. This regulation requires the establishment of a system of monitoring, reporting and verification of emissions from maritime transport. This system is based on the fuel consumption of ships whose voyages are within the European Union, to or from a port located in the European Union.
The monitoring plans must be developed by shipping companies by the end of August 2017 and verified by a verifier accredited by a European accreditation body. From the 1st January 2018, the CO2 emissions reports established according to the monitoring plans will be verified by an accredited verifier.
From 1st October 2016, Cofrac will offer a specific accreditation for monitoring plans and CO2 emissions reports verifications in the maritime shipping sector according to the standard ISO 14065 and Regulation (EU) 2015/757.
Further information is available on the European Commission website.