RINA preferred verifier for MRV by Thenamaris

Classification Societies, LNG, Regulatory, Shipmanagement — By on July 12, 2017 at 8:08 AM

Spyridon Zolotas

Thenamaris and Thenamaris LNG, two of the most prominent Greek Shipping companies, have chosen RINA as their exclusive partner for the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of CO2 emissions Regulation (MRV) for their total combined fleet under management of over 80 modern vessels, mainly Oil Tankers, Bulkers and LNG Carriers.

The new regulation was developed in response to the challenge of reducing greenhouse gases in European territories to meet the 2050 targets set by the EU. The EU Commission strategy suggests that the CO2 emissions from maritime transport should be cut by at least 40% from 2005 levels by 2050.

MRV is compulsory and is applicable to ships greater than 5000 GT that undertake one or more commercial voyages (cargo or passengers) into or out of EU ports.

By August 2017, ship owners must submit to their verifier the CO2 Monitoring Plan of each ship of their fleet and from 2018 onwards they will be required to monitor the emissions, fuel consumption and other parameters that will have to be reported and verified on an annual basis.

“We have been working on the performance monitoring of our fleet for several years now and are pleased to cooperate on this important aspect of our operations with RINA. We are happy to speak the same language with the team of experts that RINA Hellas provides next to us,” commented Minas Giaouzis, Technical Manager of Thenamaris.

“It is very important for us to work with top level companies like Thenamaris and Thenamaris LNG on this important task. We have been accredited by ACCREDIA for this activity and we are also a designated operational entity (DOE) accredited by the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) for the validation and verification of Clean Development Mechanism projects. RINA has all the credentials and the experience to assist the maritime industry in contributing to the global greenhouse gas emissions reduction,” said Spyros Zolotas, Area Manager, RINA Hellas.

Thenamaris (Ships Management) Inc. is a global ship manager of high specification modern ocean-going vessels. The Thenamaris fleet under management currently comprises 75 vessels:  oil tankers carrying crude oil and oil products such as gasoline and diesel oil; bulk carriers which transport dry bulk cargoes such as grain, coal and iron ore; and containerships.  

Thenamaris operates, maintains, crews and trades its principals’ vessels worldwide, in a safe, efficient and profitable manner. The company ensures consistently high standards throughout its integrated ship management services, covering the commercial, technical, safety and quality, and crewing aspects of managing a diversified portfolio of vessels.

Thenamaris LNG Inc. manages three 160,000 cbm LNG carriers and two 38,000 cbm LPG carriers.

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