The first step of EU’s MRV Shipping System regulations are coming into force 31. Aug. 2017.
Compliance is mandatory and will affect ALL vessels over 5000 GT regardless of flag as long as they are calling at any EU or EEA port: http://maritime-executive.com/blog/monitoring-plan-the-first-step-to-eu-mrv-compliance
How many shipping companies are ready for this I wonder? I wouldn’t be surprised if it is going to be a mad rush in the two months left to try to get ready.
For those who are not ready, there are several companies ready, able and willing to help.
Here is one of them: http://solutions.veson.com/mrv