DNV GL - Maritime has certified that the monitoring plan of the M/V Hamburg - a cruise ship hosting up to 423 passengers, owned by Hamburg Cruise SA and under the technical management of ACGI International Shipmanagement Singapore Pte. Ltd. – has met the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of CO2 emissions Regulation (MRV) requirements, according to EU 2015/757 Regulation.
The compliance activities of the MRV have been entrusted to the Fleet Performance Monitoring Department of d'Amico Società di Navigazione, which is already in charge of monitoring the consumption and emissions of the whole Group fleet.
“This certification obtained by M/V Hamburg certifies and consolidates the image of a modern and virtuous management, focused on the quality of the environment aligned with the international legislation”, states Riccardo Polito, Chairman of Hamburg Cruise SA.
d’Amico Group has always believed that monitoring vessels’ performance is a crucial activity, as well as working in close relation with the shore-based staff to reduce emissions and fuel consumptions.
"We are delighted that the owner of the cruise ship M/V Hamburg has asked ACGI International Ship Management to use the Fleet Performance Monitoring Department of d'Amico Group to verify the compliance with MRV legislation. Above all, we are even more honoured that we have been asked to control the consumption onboard the ship”, said Salvatore d’Amico, Fleet Director of d’Amico Shipping Group.
The ‘Monitoring Plan’ implemented by d’Amico Fleet Performance Monitoring Departement - the same used for the M/V Hamburg - consists of a complete and transparent documentation of the monitoring methods, contains all the ships’ relevant information and a description of the procedures, systems used for determining, recording and storing all measurements required by the Regulation.
“We congratulate ACGI Ship Management and Hamburg Cruise on obtaining EU MRV certification for the M/V Hamburg. Their fast implementation of the EU MRV requirements demonstrates that they are committed to implement the new regime and to reduce the environmental impact”, said Davide Crovi, Business Development Manager Area Adriatic-Italy, DNV GL – Maritime.
According to the Regulation, companies must submit a Monitoring Plan to the certification authority for any of their ships by 31st August 2017, which has to be approved by 31st December 2017.