Monitoring Methods

Allowed methods

The THETIS regulation allows ships to use different emmission monitoring methods, named A to D. If my understanding is correct, A is the least precise one, and D the most precise one.

  • A: BDN and period stock takes of fuel tanks
  • B: Bunker fuel tank monitoring on-board
  • C: Flow meters for applicable combustion processes
  • D: Direct CO2 emissions measurement

In the whole THETIS fleet there are only 2 ships that use the method D:

  • Mount Kimbo - IMO 9470997, a chemical tanker
  • MP MR Tanker 1 - IMO 9472763, another chemical tanker

Methods used by passenger ferries

This graph represents the distribution of passenger ferries within the GreenFerries scope grouped per monitoring method:

Monitoring methods distribution

We can see that unfortunately the most used monitoring method is the least precise one, A. Also, a non-negligeable number of ships declare that they use multiple monitoring methods, which makes things quite complicated if we want to compare ships.

We have been warned that it is probably wrong to compare ships that use different monitoring methods because their result may differ only because of the method used. However, this is exactly what we are doing currently with the EcoScore. We are still looking for a harmonization method to be able to readjust figures depending on the monitoring method used.

GreenFerries is a hobby project, all the data shown here has no official value. It is Open Source, so you can double check and modify it.

Ecoscore B
The Ecoscore compares average CO₂ emissions per passenger per km.
‟emits like 2.1 planes” means that the ferry emits more than twice what an average plane would on the same distance for one passenger.

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