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New IHM Application Request Form

To help shipowners prepare Part I of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for existing ships, ABS has developed an IHM application. The IHM application is for existing customers and new clients.

IHM Application Request Form


As responsible stewards of the environment, shipowners and shipbuilders must be mindful of domestic, international and industry environmental requirements. Many environmental regulations impact maritime transportation and the marine offshore industry.

ABS is the shipping industry’s top resource for information on regulations and the specifics needed to ensure cost-effective regulatory compliance. The ABS Environmental Performance team identifies and supports the implementation of new technologies to ensure compliant operations for the marine and offshore industries.

The Basics of Environmental Regulations

  • International, regional and national regulations all incorporate environmental requirements.
  • The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) covers six areas of ship pollutants: oil, noxious liquid substances in bulk, harmful substances in package forms, sewage, garbage and air emissions from ships.
  • IMO continues to develop and adopt rules on various topics, including ballast water, biofouling, market-based measures and ship-radiated noise.

THE Bottom Line for Environmental Performance

Whether a company needs clarification of regulations for air quality, ballast water, bilge water, underwater radiated noise or solid waste, the ABS Environmental Performance team can assist vessels with optimum compliance options.


ABS Trends December 2015

DOWNLOAD - Nitorgen Oxides (NOX) Emission Compliance Inside Emissions Control Areas (ECAS)

1 January 2016 is another important date for a regulatory change where the MARPOL Annex VI, Regulation 13 for Tier III emission standards for ships constructed on or after 1 January 2016 and operating within the existing IMO Emission Control Areas (ECAs) will be enforced.


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With more than 200 million gross tons under ABS class, our global team of surveyors, engineers and technical specialist are prepared to help with any project, any time, any place.

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ABS Nautical Systems offers fleet management solutions to drive performance and attain operational efficiencies.

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Gas as Fuel

ABS provides services to the largest and most advanced gas fueled vessels. We stand ready to help owners and operators determine the best course of action for adopting gas as fuel.

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