Metizoft secures IHM-agreement with Wisdom Marine Lines
Wisdom Marine Lines has appointed Metizoft’s IHM Maintenance Solution for their fleet of 124 bulk carriers.
Metizoft signed the agreement to maintain the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for Wisdom Marine Lines early this year. IHM is ship-specific information on the types, quantities and locations of hazardous materials present onboard.
Wisdom Marine Group is the largest dry bulk shipowner in Taiwan by number of vessels. Metizoft is among the world’s first and leading consulting companies providing IHM solutions to shipyards, shipowners, suppliers, and other business segments in the maritime industry.
“Metizoft, by far, offers the most comprehensive IHM maintenance solution. With their long proven track record, we know we are in good hands”, says Mr. Tsaur Shuang-Chau, Chief Technical Officer at Wisdom Marine Lines.
Wisdom Marine Group has a fleet of 148 vessels and has been listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange since 2010. Their primary business is acquisition, management and operation of dry bulk vessels, with a focus on the Handysize sector. The company employs more than 2600 seafarers and more than 150 shore staff to handle all aspects of commercial and technical management for their fleet.
“We are honoured that Wisdom Marine Lines has nominated Metizoft as their partner for IHM Maintenance. I am grateful for the trust Wisdom Marine Lines has in us and I am confident that as the most experienced company in IHM maintenance, our services will benefit our client. Metizoft ensures IHM compliance, reducing costs and potential failures. We meet every requirement according to IHM needs and are certified by major Classification Societies”, says Clement Chang, COO, Metizoft Asia Pte Ltd.
Hazardous materials are handled onboard daily, exposing crew, ships and the environment to potential risk. If these materials are not properly recorded, ship owners can face considerable liability. A reliable partner is crucial to stay competitive.
IHM is required for compliance with the EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) and the Hong Kong Convention (HKC) for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships. The EU SRR place responsibility on ship owners, ship builders, suppliers, recycling facilities and national authorities to ensure the safe and environmentally viable management of hazardous materials as well as the sustainable recycling of ships.