March, 2014 – CO2 emissions from ships: A call to reason

The European Commission issued a proposal last June for a Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Regulation of CO2 emissions from ships calling at EU ports, which lays the foundation for a global measure to reduce CO2 emissions from international shipping. It required ships above 5000 gross tons (GT) to monitor and report the verified amount of CO2 emitted on voyages to, from and between EU ports. Ships were also required to provide certain other information, such as data to determine their energy efficiency.