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Hanseaticsoft adds IMO-DCS module

German software provider Hanseaticsoft reports that it has updated its Cloud MRV module to assist its users in compliance with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) upcoming mandatory Data Collection System (DCS).

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}IMO-DCS requires ships above 5,000 gross tonnage to start collecting and reporting fuel consumption and CO2 data from 2019. Hanseaticsoft’s Cloud MRV software has now added an option to capture and report that data within the application, available as a separate app or integrated into Hanseaticsoft’s ship management platform, Cloud Fleet Manager.

Like the EU MRV (monitoring, reporting and verification) regulation that came into force in January 2018, the IMO-DCS has been developed to monitor and reduce CO2 by measuring emissions in the maritime industry. The EU MRV and IMO-DCS schemes overlap in various areas, with the IMO-DCS regulation covering the rest of the world outside Europe.

IMO-DCS data will be reported to a ship’s flag state after the end of each calendar year and verified to ensure it has been reported in accordance with the requirements, after which a statement of compliance is issued for the ship.

The data collection requirements include origin and destination information; the amount of fuel consumed in total and the emission factors; the amount of CO2 emitted; the distance travelled; time spent at sea, as well as the cargo carried and details of transport work.

“We’re pleased to announce that we’ve extended our MRV module to include the IMO-DCS regulation – adding all the formulas for the calculations, as well the ability to see distinctive IMO and MRV areas in the report section of our software,” said Alexander Buchmann, managing director of Hanseaticsoft.

“This Cloud-based solution enables companies to easily collate emissions data and have reports at their fingertips. As soon as the data is entered and synchronised, it can be accessed immediately by shipping staff no matter where they are based.”

“The new IMO-DCS feature is free for existing Cloud MRV customers and ensures they are well prepared for the new regulation coming into effect in 2019.”{/mprestriction}

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