IHMA is going to set new standards in IHM preparations

As environmentally unsound and unsafe practices for ship dismantling remain a matter of concern, The European Union (EU) has come up with a new regulation on ship recycling; The EU-SRR. The new regulation, which has entered into force end of 2013, has major consequences for ship owners, ship recycling facilities, experts on hazardous materials and other maritime stakeholders. Soon, almost the entire world fleet is obliged to be investigated on hazardous materials. While it is time for ship owners to start thinking about the implementation and their compliance, it is time for HazMat professionals to start considering an unambiguous approach towards the development of IHMs. This has been enough reason for a group of internationally recognized HazMat professionals to unite in an organization called IHMA (International HazMat Association).

IHMA, is an internationally recognized global network of IHM experts which strives for uniform high quality HazMat surveys. As it is setting uniform standards for IHMs, the organization will be of major importance for both ship owners and HazMat professionals. The establishment of the organization is a logical respond to changing demands related to IHMs as a result of the new EU Regulation and future Hong Kong Convention of IMO.

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Chairman: Henning Gramann

Secretary General: Marc van de Poel

Treasurer: Henning Gramann


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