ClassNK issues EU MRV Monitoring Plan approval to Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd.

2 August 2017 (Tokyo) – Leading classification society ClassNK has issued approval certification to Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd. on successful assessment of an EU MRV Monitoring Plan for its chemical tanker “CHEMROAD WING” as an EU MRV verifier on 28 July. The issuance of this approval certification is a first for ClassNK.

Pictured (l-r): Mr. Akira Hoshi (Director & General Manager
of Engineering Department, Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd.)
Mr. Toshio Koiwa (Director of Assurance Operations Division, ClassNK).

EU MRV is an EU regulation on the monitoring, reporting, and verification of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from vessels. This regulation lays down rules for developing Monitoring Plans to the verifiers accredited by a national accreditation body in the EU by 31 August 2017 for ships above 5,000 gross tons which arrive at or depart from ports under the jurisdiction of an EU member state. EU MRV also outlines requirements for collecting data and submitting Emission Reports from 1 January 2018 (Monitoring Process).

ClassNK acquired approval from UK-based national accreditation body UKAS in March 2017 as EU MRV verifier. ClassNK issued approval certification to Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd. for their vessel “CHEMROAD WING” for fulfilling the necessary criteria stipulated in EU MRV regulations. The Monitoring Plan submitted states data collection methods for fuel consumption, distance travelled, time spent at sea, amount of cargo carried, as well as methods to be used to treat data gaps.

ClassNK will continue supporting customers to apply for Monitoring Plan Assessment. Further detailed information on Assessment and Verification based on EU MRV is available on the ClassNK website:

For more information on this topic please contact:

ClassNK Executive Operations Department
Tel: +81-3-5226-2047