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Alphabet Soup

Emissions Monitoring and Reporting means ECA’s, EPA VGP, EU

MRV’s, IMO-DCS, RO’s, SEEMP – and You. Fear not: the daunting acronyms can all be managed by employing the right technology.

By John Hathaway n the past decade, shipowners have faced a raft of requires their reports to be submitted to the ships’ administra- new regulations aimed at reducing the pollution from tion or the RO, who then submits them to the IMO database.

Itheir ships, whether in new environmentally sensitive Beginning January 1, the IMO-DCS will require ship-owners emis¬sions control areas (ECA) or on the open seas that serve to present a documented plan to monitor CO2 emissions; they as the primary conduit for 90% of global trade. Limits on sul- also will need to update their Ship Energy Ef

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