Advanced Fleet Analytics tool lightens the MRV reporting load for ship owners
GOTHENBURG, 17 MAY, 2019: A smart software tool developed by Swedish marine propulsion experts Lean Marine has alleviated workload associated with the filing of data and verification of emission reports required under the European Union (EU) MRV regulation.
The MRV Regulation provides requirements for the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide (CO2) from ships arriving at, within or departing from EU ports and/or European Economic Area ports. All commercial vessels above 5000 gross tons need to track and report their CO2 emissions and transport work from 2018 and onwards.
A huge number of ship owners and operators are currently looking back on a stressful period during which they finalized and submitted MRV reports to the European Union during the first reporting period which ran from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. By 30 April 2019 the verification of emissions reports for each ship by an accredited verifier was also required for submission.
Ahead of the first MRV reporting period, Lean Marine introduced its Fleet Analytics tool that has greatly reduced the workload on personnel both on and off-shore for shipping companies with vessels that fall under the MRV reporting requirements.
Putting together an MRV report can prove to be an arduous task. Especially when going about it in a manual way. The Lean Marine Fleet Analytics tool brings together all the benefits of on-board automatic data logging with the function of letting the crew create and sign-off on reports in one single intuitive tool. The result is a significantly streamlined reporting process.
One ship owner that has used Lean Marine’s Fleet Analytics system since the beginning of 2018 is tanker owner and operator Donsötank. Henrik Lorensson, Technical Manager at Donsötank says: “If we hadn’t had the help of Fleet Analytics and Lean Marine’s support in creating the MRV reports it would have been a much different and much costlier process both for the people in the office and our crew. Fleet Analytics is simply a great tool for us to keep track of and analyze our vessels”.
Importantly, Donsötank has also seen their fuel consumption drastically reduced by using Lean Marine’s automation system for optimization of the propulsion machinery (FuelOpt™).
“We believe that there are two great sources of information onboard a vessel” says Linus Ideskog, Product and Development Director at Lean Marine. “The first is the data that you can automatically gather from various sensors and sources on the ship, the second is what’s stored as crew knowledge and in their observations. Not until you can combine the two sources do you have a system that gives a good and honest picture of what’s happening onboard”.
Lean Marine will showcase both FuelOpt™ and Fleet Analytics™ at the Nor-Shipping trade show in Oslo between 3-7 June, 2019. Visit them at stand A1:68.