EU ambassadors have objected to a European Commission proposal that ship cargo reports become voluntary instead of mandatory, on the grounds that cargo is important to emissions data.
The dispute stems from a push to align data collection between the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the EU’s monitoring, reporting, verification (MRV) regulation. Last February, the Commission put forward a proposal aligning the systems in order to streamline data collection and “cut red tape” for ship owners.
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