Through IHM we provide a turnkey IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Materials) / Green Passport solution for shipowners that includes approval and verification services for both newbuilds and existing vessels (View an introduction movie here). This green ship recycling solution is in compliance with current rules, regulations and guidelines, including the EU Ship Recycling Regulation, the Hong Kong Convention and IMO Guideline MEPC.269(68).

As such, our HazMat Experts 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 and HazMat Expert certification 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.

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The EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EUSRR) that entered into force on 30 December 2013 has the following requirements for commercial vessels above 500 GT that are operating outside the flag state's borders:

  • EU-flagged newbuildings are required to have onboard a verified IHM with a Statement of Compliance at the earliest by 31 December 2015 and at the latest by 31 December 2018.
  • Existing EU-flagged vessels are required to have onboard a verified IHM with a Statement of Compliance at the latest by 31 December 2020 (or if the ship is to be recycled, the IHM should be on board from the date when the European list of ship recycling facilities was first published, 19 December 2016).
  • Non-EU-flagged vessels calling at EU ports are also required to have onboard a verified IHM with a Statement of Compliance at the latest by 31 December 2020.

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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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