Through Green Inventory we provide a turnkey IHM / Green Passport solution for shipowners that includes approval and verification services for both newbuilds and existing vessels. We continuously update the IHM throughout each vessel's life cycle, as shipowners are required to always have up to date IHM documentation. An increasing number of shipowners are entering into service agreements with Metizoft in this regard.

At Metizoft we have the special competence needed to resolve issues related to IHM, ensuring that your company's environmental profile is being safeguarded in a professional way. Easy access to the IHM documentation is provided through our Metizone Web portal.

Photo: Siem Offshore Why should you work with Metizoft?

The IHM safeguards the shipowner, where a claim goes directly to the responsible part (supplier 1, 2, 3).
Avoid or consider claims
Forward the liability question to the responsible part.
Reducing risks
Be prepared for unannounced inspections that could lead to detentions.
Obligated maintenance for all vessels with an existing IHM will be handled.
Be a leader
Make your staff familiar with the legal requirements.
Create awareness and safeguard your crew and passengers. Avoid compensation claims by crew members.
Be a role model for your industry and use this as a competitive advantage. Protect your image by showing responsibility for crew, passengers and recyclers.
Keep your assets
Identify reasons for reduction of value for your vessels. Avoid contamination of your ship, and make others pay for "pollution" and clean-up of your ships.
Be served in time
There will be an obvious "bottleneck"



The Council today adopted a regulation on ship recycling (PE-CO S 59/13, 15517/13 ADD1 REV1).

Adoption of the legislation follows an agreement reached at the third informal trilogue with the European Parliament on 17 June 2013.

The new regulation aims to prevent, reduce and minimise accidents, injuries and other adverse effects on human health and the environment caused by ship recycling. In addition, it seeks to ensure the proper management of hazardous materials on board ships. It also aims to facilitate the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention.

All new ships must have on board an inventory of hazardous materials (IHM) contained in the ship's structure or fittings, together with details of their location and quantities.

Existing ships shall comply, as far as practicable, with this requirement seven years after the entry into force of this regulation.

The regulation applies not only to ships flying the flag of a member state but also to ships flying the flag of a third country when calling at ports in the EU. Such ships must also have on board an inventory of hazardous materials (IHM).

The regulation provides for the establishment and regular updating of a European list of ship recycling facilities. The list will be published in the Official Journal of the EU and on the Commission's website not later than three years after the entry into force of this regulation. It will contain two sub-lists indicating the ship recycling facilities located in a member state and in a third country.

Within three years of the entry into force of this regulation, the Commission will submit a report on the feasibility of a financial instrument that would facilitate safe and sound ship recycling and, if appropriate, will present a legislative proposal.

Penalties for non-compliance with the regulation will be set by member states.

The regulation will enter into force on the twentieth day following its publication in the Official Journal of the EU. It will apply at the earliest two years, depending on when the maximum output of ship recycling facilities on the European list exceeds 2.5 million light displacement tonnes, or at the latest five years after the entry into force of this regulation.

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