A cloud-based platform used to keep the onboard Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) up to date, called HAZDASH, has been launched by Greece-based Environmental Protection Engineering (EPE).
The system can be connected to a vessel’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to notify users of new orders, and will automatically contact suppliers to request the required IHM documents once an order has been placed.
HAZDASH also creates an online library of all incoming Material Declarations (MDs) and Suppliers Declarations of Conformity (SDoCs) with the relevant Purchase Order information.
Suppliers can browse IHM document requests and generate, upload and submit documents via the platform, to create a product catalogue that ensures all IHM documents are readily available to all stakeholders. A HAZDASH agent feature can also automatically generate and collate the required IHM documentation from the supplier’s HAZDASH catalogue for a vessel’s order.
“To ensure regulatory compliance and that all hazardous materials onboard are correctly documented, it is essential that a vessel’s IHM is properly maintained,” said Dionysios Konidaris, Head of the IHM Department at EPE.
“In the past there have been issues around obtaining IHM documentation, so EPE designed HAZDASH to offer shipowners and suppliers a platform which allows both sides to exchange information securely and ensure IHM-related orders and documents can be accessed and submitted with ease.”