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Hazardous materials inventory service for ship recycling

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PARIS: April 02, 2019. Verifavia, an emissions verification company for the aviation and shipping industry, has launched an Inventory of Hazardous Material (IHM) service for owners and operators subject to the EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR), and the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.

The IHM service include document collection, an onboard sampling check and laboratory analysis that is shared with a class society to identify hazardous material for removal prior to ship recycling.

[veriavia] Under the EU SRR, newbuild vessels flying an EU member state flag have been required to have on board a certified IHM since 31st December 2018 - meaning that all newbuild contracts signed after this date must have an IHM certificate in its specifications.

For vessels in operation and flying the flag of an EU member state, as well as for non-EU flagged vessels calling at an EU port or at an anchorage within EU jurisdiction, IHM certification is required from December 31, 2020.

In addition, all EU and non-EU flagged vessels calling at an EU port or anchorage due to be recycled after December 31, 2018 are now required to have a Ready for Recycling Certificate (RRC). According to Verifavia this means as many as 35,000 vessels will require IHM certification.

The company, which is in the process of building a team of HazMat experts, has anticipated the demand with the opening of an office (pictured) in Chandigarh, capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana.

Verifavia Shipping CEO Julien Dufour commented: “While shipowners and managers might not be too happy about another raft of environmental regulation, at Verifavia our consultants have the expertise and experience to take the headache away from the IHM process. This is why we seek to offer an all-inclusive competitively-priced package that includes IHM preparation until certification by class, and IMH maintenance.”

Based in Paris, Verifavia provides global independent environmental verification, certification and auditing services for airlines, business jets and helicopters airports, ports and ships.


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