DNV GL – Maritime has certified that the monitoring plan of the 423 pax cruise ship ‘Hamburg’ – owned by Hamburg Cruise and under the technical management of ACGI International Shipmanagement Singapore– has met the EU’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) requirements.
The MRV compliance activities were entrusted to the fleet performance monitoring department of d’Amico Società di Navigazione, which is in charge of monitoring the consumption and emissions of the whole Group fleet.
“This certification obtained by ‘Hamburg’ certifies and consolidates the image of a modern and virtuous management, focused on the quality of the environment aligned with the international legislation,” claimed Riccardo Polito, Hamburg Cruise chairman.
“We are delighted that the owner of the cruise ship ‘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 on board the ship,” said Salvatore d’Amico, d’Amico Shipping Group fleet director.
The monitoring plan 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 EU MRV regulation.
“We congratulate ACGI Ship Management and Hamburg Cruise on obtaining EU MRV certification for the ‘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 EU’s 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.