Support Service for Setting Up IMO Data Collection


  • Support service launched by ClassNK Consulting Service Co. Ltd.
  • It will help in setting up a Data Collection Plan for fuel consumption.
  • MARPOL Annex VI amendments have made data collection mandatory for all ships from March 1, 2018.

Recently, a support service was launched by ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd*1 which will help in setting up a Data Collection Plan in accordance with the Fuel Consumption Reporting system IMO DCS (Data Collection System) introduced by the IMO.

According to the new amendments of MARPOL Annex VI, data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships have become mandatory beginning from 1 March 2018. Data collecting and reporting for ships of 5,000 gross tons and more engaged in international voyages will be essential from early 2019.

As per this regulation, the gathering of data relating to fuel consumption amounts and a DCP outlining reporting procedures are required to be included in SEEMP as SEEMP Part 2. As DCP must include a description of data collection methods and management procedures geared towards conditions of the ship, a DCP is required for every ship. Further, when a ship is being transferred to another owner, a DCP with the approved flag/class of the ship is immediately necessary upon delivery of ships, which are being delivered on or after 1 March 2018, and by 31 December 2018 for ships delivered before March.

In order to support the industry’s IMO DCS, ClassNK Consulting Service offers DCP support by providing standard formats etc. in addition to its usual SEEMP support service.

(*1): ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary company of ClassNK.

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