ClassNK releases IMO DCS service

ClassNK releases IMO DCS service

ClassNK has released ClassNK MRV Portal (IMO DCS), a software service to help operators report, monitor, and verify their ships’ CO2 emissions in line with the International Maritime Organization’s Data Collection System (IMO DCS) regulations that will come into effect in 2019.

The IMO DCS regulations require all globally operating ships over 5,000GT to collect fuel consumption data and create an annual fuel consumption data report to submit to their flag administration or recognised organization for verification.

ClassNK MRV Portal was originally launched in 2017 to facilitate compliance with EU’s monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) regulations, and has now been updated to support IMO DCS.

The software consists of on-board data sending functions, an on-shore data management system, and a function for submitting an annual fuel consumption report.

The software can also connect with third-party packages or in-house logbook software without any added on-board tasks, allowing users to submit necessary data reports to ClassNK through the system.

Corporate officer, director of survey, operations division Yoshinori Kozeki said: “We are very excited and proud to offer this major update to our ClassNK MRV Portal software solution. There is no doubt that the added convenience will prove beneficial to users, and the industry will now be able to smoothly respond to the upcoming IMO regulations.”