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Swiss Climate EcoCare to Provide IMO DCS Services for Liberian-flagged Ships

September 8, 2017

Image: Swiss Climate EcoCare

Image: Swiss Climate EcoCare

 Swiss Climate EcoCare is the first native German Company to enter a strategic agreement with the Liberian Registry with regards to the emissions guidelines, referring to EU-MRV and IMO DCS. 

 
Swiss Climate is a longtime expert in emission related topics. For more than 10 years, Swiss Climate has provided consultancy services to companies and organisations in setting up holistic climate strategies and sustainability concepts. 
 
In 2010, the company established its first so called “carbon footprint” for a cargo vessel. Based on ISO 14064 and greenhouse gas protocol, it was already fulfilling the EU and Global-MRV regulation requirements at that time.
 
In 2017, Swiss Climate EcoCare GmbH was accredited in EU-MRV verification, becoming one of the first 10 corporations listed as accredited in Europe. Its highly automated procedures access the synergies in data collection and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport. 
 
Philipp Ahrenkiel, CEO, Swiss Climate EcoCare, explains, “The Liberian Maritime Program is recognised for quality, efficiency, safety and service. We are proud to be one of the first contractors that are trusted to know every detail of key performance indicators and legal requirements when it comes to climate. Our goal is to support shipowners and ocean carriers in the most beneficial way. For example, modern maritime software bundles are able to fulfil the IMO DCS or EU MRV-guidelines. Therefore, we provide an interface to the most commonly used VPM-Tools on board to ensure reliable and smooth verification services.”
 
Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the U.S.-based manager of the Liberian Registry, says, “We aim to provide our clients with a comprehensive service that ensures compliance with all maritime legislation, and we are pleased to offer Liberian-flagged vessels the opportunity to streamline the process of compliance with both the IMO DCS and EU MRV maritime environmental regulations in a cost effective and efficient manner. We have the upmost confidence in Swiss Climate EcoCare’s knowledge, expertise and capabilities, and we trust that it will uphold the highest levels of service that we strive to deliver.”
 
The fuel consumption and the resulting CO2 emissions as well as the steaming time and sailing distance are just a few of the activities that need to be monitored, reported and verified to fulfil the legal requirements of the guidelines.
 
Thanks to the possibilities given by maritime 4.0 and its experienced and knowledgeable software engineers that understand how to handle complex data in the most effective way, Swiss Climate EcoCare offers a highly automated service for monitoring concepts and verification of emission reports for IMO DCS and EU MRV. 
 
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