Verifavia Shipping has launched a digital Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) Maintenance Dashboard, a system to maintain real-time reports for compliance with the EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) deadline at the end of this year.
On 31st December 2018, the EU SRR came into force, prohibiting or restricting the use of hazardous materials onboard EU-flagged newbuildings and EU-flagged vessels heading for demolition at recycling yards. From 31st December 2020, it will be further extended to cover all other EU-flagged ships, as well as ships trading under the flag of a third country that call at an EU port or anchorage.
The regulation makes it mandatory for ships to carry a certified and maintained IHM specifying the location and approximate quantities of those materials. The EU SRR also requires the IHM to be continuously updated with relevant suppliers’ documents throughout the ship’s operational life, and that they are renewed every five years. It covers all items and equipment that are installed, modernised or replaced.
Verifavia’s ‘3-Way Plug & Play’ online platform is used to provide live access to the IHM maintenance status of a vessel. The dashboard can be connected to the user’s procurement system as well as their suppliers’ data portal, and is hosted on Hazinvent-M, the data collection tool Verifavia uses to conduct IHM surveys.
The system can automatically generate monthly or ad-hoc IHM maintenance reports to demonstrate implementation and compliance with regulations, and to ensure vessels are prepared for PSC inspections.
“Our international hazmat experts have now completed IHM preparation on over 670 vessels and it is a testament to our innovative approach and expert knowledge that our dashboard is already used by over 500 ships from 25 shipping companies worldwide,” said Yuvraj Thakur, Global Head of IHM, Verifavia Shipping.
“As we get closer to 31 December, it is essential for the industry to be confident that its operations comply with the EU SRR regulation. Verifavia’s IHM Maintenance Dashboard provides industry-wide confidence – not only for this deadline but also the ongoing maintenance requirements of the legislation.”