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NAPA updates software to support MRV compliance

NAPA reports that it has updated its performance monitoring and reporting systems to support compliance with EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) legislation, providing users of NAPA Shipping Solutions, ClassNK-NAPA GREEN and NAPA-DSME Power with options to generate MRV reports.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The performance monitoring software can also be included as the shipping company’s data collection method in its MRV monitoring plan due on 31st August 2017, NAPA says.

Users of the software systems will be able to automatically generate annual or voyage-by-voyage MRV reports and export them as CSV files, merely requiring the crew to update the performance monitoring system with changes of activity, like being in port or at anchor, known as phase information.

With that information, the performance monitoring system automatically completes the rest of the process, collecting data on fuel consumption from main engines, auxiliary engines, gas turbines, boilers and inert gas generators, and reporting the fuel type and fuel consumption data (where fuel meters are in use) for each engine.

This data is then automatically shared with shore-based teams, ready for export from the NAPA Office application as a CSV file and for submission to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) portal.

“Complying with EU MRV presents a significant challenge globally for ship owners and operators with vessels visiting European waters. Determining data collection methods before the end of August, and completing that data collection, compiling and submitting reports from next year could all take significant man hours,” said Risto Kariranta, director of services, NAPA Shipping Solutions.

“As leaders in supporting productivity in ship operations, as well as supporting efficiency-led CO2 reductions, we are pleased to offer our customers systems that make this process as easy as possible for vessels with performance monitoring systems installed.”

“For each performance monitoring system NAPA supports, NAPA Shipping Solutions, ClassNK-NAPA GREEN and NAPA-DSME Power, we have enabled simple, one-click report generation for MRV, enabling voyage-by-voyage or annual reporting to be completed as simply and quickly as possible. This functionality has also been designed to meet reporting criteria and be compatible with the IMO’s fuel consumption data collection system from 2019.”{/mprestriction}

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