Cookies help us deliver the best experience on our website. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies Dismiss

Hapag-Lloyd preparing for monitoring and reporting compliance

Hapag-Lloyd Hamburg Express Hapag-Lloyd Hamburg Express DNV GL

DNV GL reports that Hapag-Lloyd is preparing to become the world’s first shipowner certified as ready for EU MRV (monitoring, reporting and verification) emissions regulations set to be finalised later this year.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}

The MRV regulations are being designed to progressively integrate maritime emissions into the EU's policy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The first stage in this process is verification of emissions data monitoring and reporting, and DNV GL claims Hapag-Lloyd is well on the way to compliance in this regard.

“We are carrying out the examination work in line with the requirements of the DNV GL Environmental Passport-Operation – a programme aimed at providing a complete certified operational emission inventory, which addresses all of the emissions covered in MARPOL,” said Dr Jörg Lampe, senior project engineer for risk & safety and systems engineering at DNV GL.

“We are very pleased to be working with Hapag-Lloyd to develop a solution that will allow shipping companies to more easily meet the challenges of complying with the upcoming MRV regulations. Being willing to get out in front of the MRV regulations through early certification shows their leadership in this area and could be a valuable commercial advantage.”

The certification also includes a validation of the monitoring-reporting software used on board Hapag-Lloyd’s containership fleet.

“Tracking and improving our emissions is important, not only for us as a firm but for our customers,” said Richard von Berlepsch, senior director ship management, Hapag-Lloyd.

“Therefore we are always trying to take proactive steps to anticipate upcoming regulations and be prepared with a compliance solution.”

The MRV regulation (No 525/2013) is a proposal that would create a legal framework across the EU for collecting and publishing verified annual data on CO2 emissions from all ships over 5,000 gross tons that use EU ports, regardless of where the ships are registered.

Shipowners would have to monitor and report the verified amount of CO2 emitted by their ships on voyages to, from and between EU ports. The regulation is expected to be finalised this year, but may not come into force until 2018, according to DNV GL.


Related items

  • Thome Group completes remote audits with DNV GL

    The Thome Group has successfully undergone a series of remote audits with DNV GL in various locations due to the widespread lockdown restrictions across the globe.

  • DNV GL and Alpha Ori sign MOU to spur digital transformation


    DNV GL and technology company Alpha Ori Technologies (AOT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which they agree to work together to contribute to the marine industry’s ongoing digital transformation.

  • DNV GL delivers new fleet performance insights with remote maintenance

    Machinery Maintenance Connect (MMC) is DNV GL’s new remote approach to the machinery planned maintenance system (MPMS).

  • Klaveness expands contract with Veracity by DNV GL



    The MV Balboa

    Klaveness Ship Management has expanded its contract with DNV GL after a successful pilot of the DNV GL Veracity platform.

    The contract expansion will see another eight Klaveness vessels use Veracity. According to the companies, the pilot project, which began in 2019, indicated that a reduction in fuel consumption was possible by combining and visualising operational, positioning and engine data.

  • Wärtsilä Translink certified compliant with latest DNV GL cybersecurity rules

    Wärtsilä has been awarded a DNV GL type-approval certificate and cybersecurity certification by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for its Translink solution, part of the company’s connected ECDIS concept.

    The cybersecurity verification has been issued according to the updated DNV GL rules and the internationally recognised standard for cybersecurity for bridge and navigation systems, IEC61162-460.

    Translink is a system that comprises the hardware, router, and software components. Together, they ensure that data can be encrypted as it is transmitted across the network using the latest protocols of cybersecurity. The certificates validate that the Translink Gateway has the key components in place to ensure secure operations. They also denote Wärtsilä’s commitment to developing cyber secure products in support of critical infrastructure and operations.

    Wärtsilä achieved the certification after in-depth analysis by DNV GL, verifying that the system follows best practices on cybersecurity. The product is type approved and ready to be applied for vessels with the DNV GL Cyber Secure Class Notation, while the IEC reference aligns it with the industry prerequisites, as well as any regulatory requirements.

    “Digitalisation offers more efficient and better ways of operating and designing vessel equipment, such as integrated voyage planning including the remote update of ECDIS charts. With a 3rd party cyber verification, vessel owners can take advantage of such new technologies with assurance that it follows best practice cyber security design. Wärtsilä Voyage has achieved the first Cyber Secure Type Approval using the updated February 2020 Type approval programme,” said Jarle Coll Blomhoff, group leader Cyber Safety & Security, DNV GL.

    “Great work has been done to ensure that Wärtsilä Translink not only complies, but sets the standard for ship-to-shore data exchange through secure channels. The full compliancy with IEC61162-460 and DNV GL Cyber Secure rules takes Wärtsilä Translink to an unprecedented level of security, quality and trust,” commented Anton Karelskiy, solution manager, Wärtsilä Voyage.

    Following more than ten years of experience in connecting ECDIS with implementation and certification of four generations of cybersecurity solutions, Translink provides a cyber secure gateway for Wärtsilä Navigation systems to the outside world, including for connecting ports or revolutionising voyage planning with the new Wärtsilä Navi-Planner.

Joomla SEF URLs by Artio


Register or Login to view even more of our content. Basic registration is free.

Register now

Digital Ship magazine provides the latest information about maritime satellite communications technology, software systems, navigation technology, computer networks, data management and TMSA. It is published ten times a year.


Digital Ship Ltd
Digital Ship - Digital Energy Journal
39-41 North Road
N7 9DP
United Kingdom

Copyright © 2019 Digital Ship Ltd. All rights reserved           Cookie Policy         Privacy Policy