The EU Regulation No 2015/757 (a copy of which is provided at Annex A) establishes rules for monitoring, reporting and verifying CO2 emissions from ships above 5,000 gross tonnage which make voyages that start or finish in a port in an EU Member State. The EU Regulation has been designed to be compatible with (and able to inform discussion on) a global data collection system developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). It has also been designed to minimise costs to the shipping industry and maritime administrations.
As part of the EU Regulation, Member States are instructed to set up a penalties regime to encourage compliance, requiring UK legislation. DfT is carrying out this consultation on a draft of this legislation, The Merchant Shipping (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emissions) Regulations 2017 (“the draft UK Regulations”) (a copy of which is provided at Annex B), to ascertain the views of industry on the proposed penalties regime and to obtain information about the costs of the penalties regime.
The IMarEST submits consultation responses and provides inputs to inquiries on behalf of its members in order to present a sector view and to enable policy makers to have confidence that they are receiving information that is objective, impartial and expert.
Annex A - Regulation (EU) No 2015757 (PDF)
Annex C - Regulatory Triage Assessment (Word)