hmi-GbR offers an experienced professional service, ensuring a pragmatic and effective IHM preparationand certification process. 

The hmi-GbR Team is prepared to provide the necessary support to reach the target.

The process consists of the following five steps for unified application and comparable results:

Step 1:
Collection of necessary information, with utilisation of the indicative list

Step 2:
Assessment of collected information

Step 3:
Preparation of Visual / Sampling Check Plan (VSCP)

Step 4:
Onboard Visual / Sampling Check

Step 5:
Preparation of Part I of the IHM and related documentation

Your benefits are:

Your Company is prepared for compliance with legal requirements, such as EU Regulations and Hong Kong Convention

Immediately earn money with a higher resale value for your vessels

Maintain your image as a green company while you mitigate risks for health and the environment

Enhance the work environment onboard ship

hmi-GbR has intensively been engaged with the EU Regulation on Ship Recycling and the Hong Kong Convention. Our Staff and our experienced fully approved HazMat Experts provide professional service world-wide for you.

Our Strengths:

Our strengths are what set us apart from our competitors.

Our team at your service is highly qualified, experienced, multilingual and multicultural able to meet your specific needs around the world!

The hmi-GbR team members are not just provide support, but help guide your projects with their knowledge and experience.

Trust on our competency and experience on the implementation of new standards in the shipping industry.

In case of questions or quotations please do not hesitate to contact us.


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Hazardous materials and items / Inventory of Hazardous Materials

What’s inside your vessel - Inventory of Hazardous Materials for Existing Ships!

The EU Regulation on Ship Recycling and The Hong Kong Convention stipulate a host of new requirements, including reliable data and an IHM. The challenge is complying with these over the course of a ship’s entire lifetime.

The new European Ship Recycling Regulation (EUSRR) entered into force at the end of 2013.
It will apply to ships of at least 500 GT flying the flag of an EU member state, and to ships visiting the EU flying the flag of a non-EU member state. The Regulation is mostly aligned with the Hong Kong Convention but some aspects differ. The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (HKC) was adopted in May 2009.
Both of these regulations place responsibility on shipowners and national authorities to ensure the safe and environmentally viable management of Hazardous Materials as well as the sustainable recycling of ships.
A fundamental requirement of these regulations is the documentation of Hazardous Materials onboard ships. New and existing ships of 500 GT and above will have to carry an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) and the related International Certificate of Inventory of Hazardous Materials (ICIHM) onboard.
This means that approximately 60,000 ships will have to obtain an IHM and the ICIHM within five years, and new ships from the beginning of their operational life.
The IHM for existing ships
The inventory quantifies and locates hazardous materials onboard ships which are known to represent a potential hazard to people and the environment.
For assuring safe and environmentally friendly handling of these materials, detailed documentation of those materials in the ship’s structure and equipment is essential.
For existing ships, the responsibility of drawing up a ship’s IHM lies with the shipowners, who involves HazMat Experts for preparation of the Visual / Sampling Check Plan prior to generating Part I of the IHM.

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hmi [QSU & exag]
Hazardous Material Inventory

Frank-Christian Schneider

Volker Utzenrath

Travemünder Allee 79

D - 23568 Lübeck

+49 451 790 7830

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Travemünder Allee 79

23568 Lübeck, Germany

+49 451 7907830 

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Frank-Christian Schneider and Volker Utzenrath      

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