Dear BIMCO member
The European Union’s Ship Recycling Regulations (EUSRR) have come into force in December 2018, there is a requirement in EUSRR that applies to not only ships flying the flag of countries in the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) but also to all ships of 500 GT and above, regardless of the flag they are flying, when calling a port or anchorage of a country that is a member of the EU or EEA.
The requirement is that from 31 December 2020, all such ships should carry an inventory of hazardous materials (IHM).The IHM should be compliant with EUSRR and for ships flying a flag of country outside the EU/EEA region, this should also be accompanied by a statement of compliance from the flag state.
BIMCO has posted information on this, along with relevant guidance documents on its website. Please see here
We estimate that this will affect quite a number of cargo ships on international trade. Also, due to the present pandemic situation, we foresee certain obstacles for shipowners who are planning to get their inventory done in the near future, especially when using external service providers.
For BIMCO, to get a better understanding of the extent of this issue and to approach the right authorities for a dialogue, we request you to share the following information about your fleet.
The purpose of this questionnaire is to collect and collate information on your company’s experiences with European Union’s Ship Recycling Regulations (EUSRR) and the relevant requirement of carrying out an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM).
A statistical analysis of the survey result will ensure complete anonymity.
The questionnaire contains 7 questions and should take about 5-10 minutes to complete, if you have the required information readily accessible.
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