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Oldendorff Carriers completes and digitalises IHM across fleet

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Oldendorff Carriers has completed the implementation of a certified Inventory of Hazardous Material (IHM) across its entire fleet, ahead of the EU regulatory deadline of 31 December 2020.

“By identifying, recording and controlling hazardous materials onboard via IHM, we support our fleet to ensure crew safety, minimise risks and strengthen sound environmental practices through the vessels’ life cycle,” Oldendorff Carriers stated.

Beyond the mandated IHM legislation, the shipowner has entered into an agreement with GSR Services and NautilusLog to implement a fully-digitised solution for the IHM maintenance. The solution is a cloud-based application that removes the administrative workload from our crew and enhances the fleet’s efficiency to comply with IHM regulations.

The digitised solution will allow the IHM procedure to be automated and included within the management system onshore, bringing immediate benefits including the increase of records efficiency, reduction of human errors and the release of our seafarers from a time-consuming task.

“The development of this platform serves the IHM maintenance, but also sets the foundation for migrating other procedures. The overall scope is to automate processes that keep our seafarers overloaded with tasks while ensuring the enhancement of safety onboard and regulations compliance,” Oldendorff Carriers said.