Hanseaticsoft to aid IMO-DCS regulation compliance

Mar 29 2018

To help companies comply with the IMO’s new regulation on mandatory Data Collection Systems (DCS), Hanseaticsoft has updated its Cloud MRV module.

This upgrade was made to allow companies to easily capture and report the data required for IMO/DCS in the same place. This solution is available as a single app or integrated into Hanseaticsoft’s shipmanagement platform, Cloud Fleet Manager, free of charge for existing customers.


Like the EU MRV regulation that came into force in January, 2018, the IMO/DCS has been developed to sustainably monitor and reduce emissions by measuring CO2 emissions in the maritime industry. The EU MRV and IMO/DCS schemes overlap in certain areas, with the IMO/DCS regulation covering the rest of the world.


The new regulation defines guidelines for monitoring, reporting and verifying CO2 emissions for vessels of more than 5,000 gt. IMO/DCS data will be reported to a ship’s flag state after the end of each calendar year and then it will be verified to ensure it has been reported in accordance with the requirements before a statement of compliance is issued for the ship.


Customers using the Cloud MRV will be able to capture and analyse data using one system and have quick and easy access to reports about the fleet at any time. As data can be entered directly on board – it will save the crew time, the software company claimed.


The data collection requirements include the origin and destination information; the amount of fuel consumed in total and the emission factors; the amount of CO2 emitted; the distance travelled; time spent at sea, as well as the cargo carried and details of transport work.


Alexander Buchmann, Hanseaticsoft managing director, said, "We’re pleased to announce that we’ve extended our MRV module to include the IMO/DCS regulation – adding all the formulas for the calculations, as well the ability to see distinctive IMO and MRV areas in the report section of our software.


“This cloud-based solution enables companies to easily collate emissions data and have reports at their fingertips. As soon as the data is entered and synchronised, it can be accessed immediately by shipping staff no matter where they are based. The new IMO/DCS feature is free for existing Cloud MRV customers and ensures they are well prepared for the new regulation coming into effect in 2019,” Buchmann added.


Companies who want to monitor and sustainably improve the overall performance of their fleet, can upgrade to the full-featured Event Reporting within Cloud Fleet Manager. Cloud Event Reporting has additional key figures available, such as times of anchoring and docking, machine-related data or bunker analyses, with the MRV & IMO/DCS module included.


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