Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships

Our Norwegian supplier, Metizoft offers a certified IHM system that is in line with regulations such as the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships and the EU Ship Recycling Regulation. The IHM
system can handle the documentation process for the ship’s entire life cycle, monitoring more than 20 types of hazardous materials, including asbestos, PCBs and CFCs.

A real-time updated IHM helps the ship’s crew to manage hazardous materials by taking the necessary safety precautions. For example, if a significant amount of asbestos is found on board a vessel, Metizoft creates an asbestos management plan.

The IHM also makes it is easy to create a recycling plan with focus on worker safety. By knowing beforehand where hazardous materials are located, ship recycling workers can avoid exposure to these harmful substances.

By the end of 2020, approximately 30 000 ships worldwide will be required to have a real-time updated IHM on board to avoid violation of the EU Ship Recycling Regulation. It is estimated that approximately 60 000 vessels worldwide will be affected by the IMO’s Hong Kong Convention.

Metizoft and its subsidiaries are certified by DNV GL, ABS, Lloyd’s Register and BV.
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