Starting on 1 January 2018 the European Union introduced its Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport. Since many shipowners collect their CO2 data based on MRV, Clean Shipping Index accepts the MRV figure as a basis for CO2 scores. This makes reporting for shipowners easier and simplifies the CSI methodology. Also the full EEOI figure can still be reported for CO2 data.
The MRV figure reporting possibility is stated as: ¨An MRV figure expressed in CO2/TonneNm (or TEUkm) is accepted, provided it represents 50% or more of the total (global) distance travelled during the period (i.e. the MRV reporting period).¨