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EU MRV & ETS Emissions Report Verification

EU MRV & ETS Emissions Report Verification  

As a first step towards cutting greenhouse gas emissions from maritime transport, the EU requires operators of ships exceeding 5,000 GT to monitor and report their carbon emissions and transport work on all voyages to, from and between EU ports. Normec Verifavia is accredited under ISO 17029 by COFRAC to conduct independent verification of ships under the scope of EU MRV & EU ETS. 

Why choose Normec Verifavia?

  1. Cost-effective: Our efficient expert auditors can revert to your queries and verify your data in record time.
  2. Efficient Data Collection: Normec Verifavia’s services involves streamlined and efficient methods for collecting data related to a ship’s emissions for multiple GHG (Green House Gases) verification programs such EU ETS, UK (United Kingdom) MRV & CII. 
  3. Accurate Emission Verification: Normec Verifavia’s expertise in emissions verification ensures accurate verification of a ship’s carbon emissions and company level EU ETS reports. 

All ships exceeding 5,000 GT regardless of their flag, port of registry or home port except warships, naval auxiliaries, fish-catching or fish-processing ships, wooden ships of a primitive build, ships not propelled by mechanical means, and government ships used for non-commercial purposes should report fuel consumption, GHG emissions, distance travelled,  time spent at sea, details of the cargo carried, transport work and average energy efficiency on all voyages to, from and between EU / EEA ports while the ship is at sea as well as at berth. 

With the inclusion of shipping in EU ETS, the ship operators should now monitor, report, and get verified the emissions data in accordance with the revised rules of the ETS Directive and MRV Maritime Regulations. As of 2025, the companies must annually submit emissions reports for each ship under their responsibility by March 31st of each year. These reports should cover the entire reporting period of the previous year. Additionally, the reports must be verified as satisfactory by an accredited verifier. This requirement aims to enhance transparency and accountability in monitoring ship emissions and promoting environmental sustainability within the maritime industry. 

Partial Verifications: If a change of company occur the previous company is required to generate a verified report covering the same elements as the annual emissions report for the period the ship was under its responsibility. The partial emissions reports shall be submitted to the new company, the flag State, the administering authority responsible through THETIS-MRV. 

Company Level Emissions report: From 2025, by 31 March of each year, for ships falling within the scope of the ETS Directive, companies must submit aggregated emissions data at company level.  

According to the ISO 14065 standard, which is the adopted standard for the accreditation of verifiers under the EU MRV & EU ETS Regulation, the verification process includes the following steps: 

  1. Risk Analysis 
  2. Verification Plan 
  3. Process Verification 
  4. Data Verification 
  5. Internal Verification Report 
  6. Technical Review 
  7. Verification Opinion Statement 
  8. Document of Compliance 

Wonder what we can do for you?

Contact us
  1. Initiate Contact

    Connect with our team to discuss your specific needs and request a tailored proposal.

  2. Gather Information

    Provide us with your monitoring plan, emissions reports, and relevant documentation.

  3. Verification & Analysis

    Our experts meticulously assess your plan, analyze emissions report data, and verify the emissions reports at ships level and Company level against EU MRV & EU ETS standards. 

  4. Completion of Verification

    Upon successful verification receive a verification report, and Document of Compliance via THETIS.



Find answers to the most commonly asked questions

What is the scope of the regulation?

The EU MRV Regulation applies to all ships above 5,000 GT regardless of flag on all voyages to, from and between EU ports (including ports located in the EU outermost regions). The EU MRV also applies to voyages between Norway / Iceland and third countries. 

What are the key deadlines?

The most imminent deadline associated to the EU MRV is the 31 August 2017: ship operators must by then submit the Monitoring Plan of every individual ship they operate to an independent accredited verifier for assessment. 

Which data and information must be monitored?

Based on the monitoring plan assessed in accordance with Article 13, for each ship arriving in or departing from, and for each voyage to or from, a port under a Member State’s jurisdiction, companies shall monitor in accordance with Part A of Annex I and Part A of Annex II the following parameters: 

  • port of departure and port of arrival including the date and hour of departure and arrival; 
  • amount and emission factor for each type of fuel consumed in total; 
  • CO2 emitted; 
  • distance travelled; 
  • time spent at sea; 
  • cargo carried; 
  • transport work. 
  • Companies may also monitor information relating to the ship’s ice class and to navigation through ice, where applicable.