November 2, 2020 Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM)

New environmental rules are coming into force and Global Maritime is ready to help you with certified experts to perform IHM analysis. Going forward Shipowners and Shipbuilders must demonstrate safe and environmentally viable management of Hazardous Material.

Global Maritime has experts certified as “Approved Hazmat Experts” by DNV-GL and can assist with an effective process for generation of correct IHMs, to comply with the following new regulations:

EUSRR – European Ship Recycling Regulations

HKC – Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe Environment Sound Recycling of Ships


What is Inventory of Hazardous Material (IHM)?

An IHM is a document that states what types and quantities of hazardous materials are present on board your vessel.

The IHM Consists of three (3) Parts:

PART I: Hazardous materials contained in the Ship’s Structure and equipment

PART II: Operationally generated wastes

PART III: Stores

(PART II & III Should be prepared only prior Recycling)


How are these new regulations being implemented?

EU-Flagged New-buildings are required to have onboard a verified IHM with a statement of Compliance 31st December 2018, at the latest

Existing EU-Flagged vessels are required to have onboard a verified IHM with statement of compliance at 31st December 2020, at the latest

Non-EU-Flagged vessels calling EU ports are required to have onboard a verified IHM with a statement of compliance at the earliest by 31st December 2020.

Source: globalmaritime


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