Ahead of the new EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) regulation which comes into force on 1st January 2018, Hanseaticsoft, a leading provider of maritime software, has launched Cloud MRV, a new web-based module that will enable shipping companies to achieve MRV compliance easily and with minimal effort.

The MRV Regulation will apply to all vessels with more than 5000 GT calling at any EU port to load or unload cargo and/or passengers. It aims to quantify and reduce CO2 emissions from shipping and the regulation will create a new kind of benchmarking system in Europe.

To meet the requirements, shipping companies must capture and report on a range of data, including the origin and destination information; the amount and emission factors for each type of fuel consumed in total; the CO2 emitted; the distance travelled; the time spent at sea; the cargo carried and transport work.

Hanseaticsoft’s Cloud MRV module simplifies the process of data monitoring, capture and reporting by offering a single app, into which data can be input from the ship, which is then aggregated, synchronised and transmitted to relevant parties quickly and seamlessly.

The benefits are many including the fact that all data is managed in one system and further calculations are carried out automatically within the system. The data is automatically aggregated and the results prepared in a format ready for companies to simply submit to a member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) who has been approved by the EC as verifiers of the data.

Alexander Buchmann, Managing Director of Hanseaticsoft, says, "Our new solution really is MRV made easy - making compliance simple, painless and cost-effective. Using our Cloud Ship Manager (CSM) all data can be captured offline on board and synchronised to the cloud as soon as there is an internet connection available. With all data stored in the cloud, all that is required is internet access to inspect data from all vessels. This can be done at any time or in any location. Data is transmitted from the vessels easily and can be accessed immediately by relevant parties who can inspect reports about their entire fleet using their web browser. They don’t have to install any software in the office.” 

Companies that want to monitor and sustainably improve the overall performance of their fleet, have the option to upgrade to the full-featured Event Reporting within the company’s Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM) platform. With Cloud Event Reporting, there are a variety of additional key figures available such as times of anchorage and docking, machine-related data or bunker analyses, with the MRV module included.

Alexander Buchmann adds, “Our MRV solution already fulfils all criteria of the MRV regulation and can be expanded for companies who want to focus on performance management. Companies that upgrade can gather far more information than the MRV regulation demands. They will also be able to conduct a real analysis of data – enabling them to monitor and increase their overall performance sustainably.”

Cloud Fleet Manager offers one platform for companies to manage their entire fleet and for information to be centralised, processed and accessed in real time using apps and mobile devices. The software portfolio comprises more than 20 different business apps, with the MRV software the most recent addition.