Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM)


Did you know that by 2020 all vessels over 500 GT flying under European flag or arriving in European ports must carry a valid IHM on-board? 

Grieg Green is approved by all major class societies and our experienced HazMat Experts are located worldwide. Because of this, we have a unique advantage in providing reliable, trustworthy, efficient, flexible and cost-effective services. We have a long and proven track record of providing IHM and our service does not disturb ships in operation.

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If you aren’t quite sure what an Inventory of Hazardous Materials is or what the EU Ship Recycling Regulation means to you, click below to find out.

Learn more about IHM and the EU Regulation on Ship Recycling

Most vessels contain large amounts of substances hazardous to the environment and human health. Substances like asbestos, PCB, TBT which can lead to life-threatening diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer if not handled correctly. With an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM), previously known as ‘Green Passport’, you will know what’s inside your ship. By identifying the Hazardous materials on-board, you can ensure the safety of crew members through the vessels working life and assure safe handling of the materials at the point of recycling.

Based on the necessary information and documentation collected from the ship-owners, our surveyor enters the vessel and take samples that are sent for analysis at accredited laboratories. A certificate is issued based on the findings, listing all hazardous materials on-board, including their amounts and location. The IHM will thereafter be certified by the Classification Societies, like DNV GL, ABS or Lloyd’s Register.

Regulation and implementation

The EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR), which entered into force in 2013, states that all vessels over 500 GT flying under European flag or arriving in European ports must all carry a valid IHM on-board. In addition, the inventory list will have to be updated throughout the operational life of the vessel. The timeline for the implementation of this regulation is as follows:

  • By 2018: New buildings and ships going for recycling must carry IHM on-board
  • By 2020: All existing vessels must carry IHM on-board

This implies that after 2020 ships without IHM on-board will not be allowed to enter or anchor at EU ports. Therefore, shipowners should act proactively and start planning for the new regulation.

Single vessels or large fleets, we can assist you, prepare for 2020 and reach out today!

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