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Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM)

Verifavia Shipping has developed capabilities to prepare Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for ships subject to the EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) and / or the Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.



From 31 December 2018, new European ships and EU-flagged ships going for dismantling must hold on board an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) verified by the relevant flag administration.

For all existing EU-flagged ships as well as ships from third countries calling at an EU port or anchorage, the certified IHM will be required from 31 December 2020.

Our team of HazMat experts can prepare the IHM Part I for existing ships and ships bound for recycling, and ensure they are certified by a classification society.

The table below shows the relationship between IHM Parts I, II, & III and Tables A, B, C & D:


The IHM preparation and verification process

The figure below shows the various steps of IHM preparation by Verifavia Shipping, and verification by class:


Our team and class approvals

Based in Chandigarh, Singapore, China, and Europe, we employ a team of 26+ qualified hazmat experts ready to prepare VSCPs and be dispatched on-board your ships to tale samples of potentially hazardous materials.

Verifavia is an approved IHM supplier by RINA, LR, IRS, ABS, KR, DNV GL and BV. We can also handle ClassNK ships.

Verifavia is also approved as an IHM Expert Company by Liberian Registry (LISCR) and Republic of Marshall Islands.

> Read our Press Release on our cooperation with Zeaborn and KR
> Read our Press Release announcing our launch of IHM preparation services

Maintenance of IHM

The EU SRR requires proper maintenance and update of the IHM throughout the operational life of ships for which the Regulation applies. This means that if any new or different machinery or equipment is added to, removed or replaced, the IHM must be updated by collection of suppliers' declarations. 

For the newly installed equipments, the IHM Part I needs to be updated by obtaining Material Declaration (MD) and Supplier's Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) from the suppliers.

After the preparation of the IHM, and its certification by class, our team can take care of the maintenance of the IHM with a digital solution to ensure it is constantly up-to-date and to facilitate the renewal survey after 5 years.

> Learn more about Maintenance of IHM
> Learn more about the Hong Kong Convention
Learn more about the EU Ship Recycling Regulation
> Contact us for a quote
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