It’s time to be prepared for the Maritime IMO Data Collection System.
With the adoption of new mandatory requirements by the regulatory authority of the industry, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), an important milestone on the road to controlling greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping was achieved.
Under the new requirements, ships of 5,000 gross tonnage and above will need to collect data on consumption for each type of fuel oil they use, as well as other additional, specified data including transportation work proxies. These ships account for about 85% of international shipping CO2 emissions. The data collected will provide a firm basis on which future decisions can be taken on additional measures, in addition to those already taken by IMO.
For its 70thSession 24-28 October 2016, the requirements were adopted by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting in London. IMO has sent a clear signal that IMO is prepared to build on existing ships energy efficiency technical and operational measures.
From the calendar year 2019, according to the methodology included in the SEEMP, each ship of 5000 gross tonnage and above shall collect the data for that and each subsequent calendar year or portion thereof.
The ship shall aggregate, as appropriate, the data collected in that calendar year or portion
thereof at the end of each calendar year and report to ships flag.
INTLREG IMO DCS service is available to all vessels registered with flag states that have authorized INTLREG to act as RO for the certification of MARPOL Annex VI. Once entry to the online portal is provided, vessel managers or owners for the current calendar year can enter fuel data for the vessel for each trip through the INTLREG website. INTLREG will report the data in the first quarter of 2020 in the IMO format to the respective flag states. Once the vessel’s annual fuel data is reported to the flag and a compliance statement will be issued by flag / RO by May 2020 upon verification; additional fees applicable to the compliance statement.
Please be informed that IMO DCS is a mandatory requirement for ships of 5,000 gross tonnage and above engaged in international voyages. Therefore, Owners and managers of these ships are requested to enroll their vessels for the INTLREG IMO DCS service at the earliest so that compliance can be achieved for issuance statement of compliance in time.