Thenamaris and Thenamaris LNG, two of the most prominent Greek Shipping companies, have chosen RINA as their exclusive partner for the Monitoring, Reporting & 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 5,000 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 emissions, fuel consumption and other parameters that will have to be reported and verified on an annual basis.
► Minas Giaouzis, technical manager of Thenamaris, said:
“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.”
► Spyros Zolotas, area manager, RINA Hellas, said:
“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.”
Thenamaris Ships Management Inc. is a global ship manager of high specification modern ocean-going vessels and its fleet under management currently comprises 75 vessels, such as oil tankers carrying crude oil & oil products (gasoline and diesel oil), bulk carriers which transport dry bulk cargoes such as grain, coal and iron ore; and containerships. The company operates, maintains, crews and trades its principals’ vessels worldwide, also covers the commercial, technical, safety and quality & crewing aspects of managing a diversified portfolio of vessels. Thenamaris LNG Inc. manages 3 LNG carriers of 160,000 cbm and 2 LPG carriers 38,000 cbm.
RINA Services S.p.A. is the RINA (Registro Italiano Navale) company active in classification, certification, inspection and testing services. RINA is a multi-national Group which delivers verification, certification, conformity assessment, marine classification, environmental enhancement, product testing, site supervision & vendor inspection, training & engineering consultancy across a wide range of industries and services. RINA operates through a network of companies covering Energy, Marine, Infrastructure & Construction, Transport & Logistics, Food & Agriculture, Environment & Sustainability, Finance & Public Institutions and Business Governance. With a turnover of over EUR 450 million in 2016, about 3,700 employees and 170 offices in 65 countries worldwide, RINA is recognized as an authoritative member of key international organizations and an important contributor to the development of new legislative standards.