Metizoft and Fred. Olsen sign IHM agreement

Metizoft and Fred. Olsen sign IHM agreement

Metizoft has signed a framework agreement to provide maintenance and quality assurance of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) on Fred. Olsen Cruise Line’s ships.

Fred. Olsen is committed to being recognised as a leading organisation for health, safety, environment and quality management within its operational areas, and the agreement with Metizoft will help towards its goal of ‘No harm to people, no environmental incidents, and no damage to property’.

“First and foremost, our priority is to ensure a safe workplace, and that our activities do not harm the environment,” said Rachael Jackson, public relations manager at Fred. Olsen. “For us, this is not only words. We know that our success depends on top performance within health, safety, environment and quality.”

The European Union (EU) formally adopted the IHM requirement, with some adjustments, based on the IMO – Hong Kong Convention on 30 December 2013. The new EU Ship Recycling Regulation means that EU-flagged and non-EU ships calling at European ports and weighing more than 500gt must carry an IHM to identify all the hazardous materials onboard.

Metizoft has 10 years of industry experience in ship recycling and has provided project documentation for about 650 newbuilds internationally, collaborating with leading shipyards and ship owners around the globe.

"We are very pleased to be a partner in the environmental work for Fred. Olsen Cruise Line,” said Øyvind Sundgot, chief marketing officer at Metizoft. “The company wants to focus on the environment across the fleet. The collaboration shows that the company is strategic in its choices in terms of future requirements, which are now a reality.”

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