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EC: CO2 emission information of approx 10,800 ships now available

03 Jul 2019

The European Commission on Sunday (30 June) published for the first time information on the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by ships over 5,000 gross tonnage when performing maritime transport activities related to the European Economic Area (EEA).

This information covers around 10,800 ships of various types, services and cargo carried, ranging from ro-ro passenger ships to bulk carriers, tankers and container ships.

The CO2 emissions reported by these ships represent more than 150 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2018.

This publication of information is part of the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport.

The main objectives of this regulation are to promote the reduction of CO2 emissions from maritime transport in a cost effective manner, stimulate the uptake of energy efficiency solutions and inform future policy-making decisions with a view to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping.

Moving forward, the European Commission says it will carefully analyse these detailed emissions data and publish a report towards the end of the year 2019 to inform the public and allow for an assessment of the CO2 emissions and the energy efficiency of maritime transport.

All information is accessible on THETIS-MRV, the web-based application developed by the European Maritime Safety Agency.

Photo credit: © European Union, 2019
Published: 3 July, 2019


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