Ship Recycling Convention (the Hong Kong Convention)

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What is the Ship Recycling Convention?

The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (the Ship Recycling Convention or the Hong Kong Convention) was adopted in May 2009. After the entry into force of the Convention, the development and maintenance of an Inventory of Hazardous Materials, which identifies the amount and location of hazardous materials onboard a ship, will be required for all ships over 500GT. Furthermore, ships shall only be recycled at ship recycling facilities authorized by the competent authority. The Convention will enter into force 24 months after the date on which the following conditions are met:

1. Ratification by 15 States,
2. Representation by 40 per cent of world merchant shipping by gross tonnage, and
3. A maximum annual ship recycling volume not less than 3 per cent of the combined tonnage of the ratifying States

As of end of June 2019, Norway, Congo, France, Belgium, Panama, Denmark, Turkey, Netherland, Serbia, Japan, Estonia and Malta have acceded to the Convention.

Furthermore, the European Regulation on Ship Recycling had been commenced since 31 December 2018. By the Regulation, development of inventory of hazardous materials (IHMs), is required for both ships flying the flag of a Member State (EU flagged ships) and ships of a third country calling at a port or anchorage of a Member State (non-EU flagged ships) from 31 December 2020.

What is the Inventory of Hazardous Materials?

The Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) is a list of hazardous materials, waste and stores in a ship. It identifies their location and approximate quantities onboard the ship. As shown in the table below, Part I of the IHM is developed at the design and construction stage, and Part II and Part III are developed before a ship is recycled. However, Part I of the IHM for existing ships, whose building contracts have been placed before the entry into force of the Convention, is developed not later than 5 years after the entry into force of the Convention. The information provided by the IHM is utilized by ship recycling facilities in order to protect human health and safety and prevent environmental pollution.

Composition of the IHM

  Part I Part II Part III
Materials contained in ship structure or equipment Operationally generated waste Stores
Time of Development At delivery *Existing ships: not later than 5 years after the entry into force Before recycling
Items to be listed in the IHM

Table A: Prohibited and/or restricted materials (Asbestos, PCBs, Ozon depleting substances, Anti-fouling compounds and systems)

Table B: Hazardous materials (Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Lead, Mercury, etc.)

*Existing ships: as far as practicable

Table C: Potentially hazardous items

(Garbage, cargo residues, etc.)

Table C: Potentially hazardous items (Stores)

Table D: Regular consumable goods potentially containing Hazardous Materials
(Domestic and accommodation appliances)

ClassNK’s Activity for Ship Recycling

ClassNK provides the following solutions so that stakeholders can smoothly implement the requirements of the Convention after its entry into force in the development and maintenance of the IHM.

ClassNK Guidelines, etc.

ClassNK issues “Guidelines for the Inventory of Hazardous Materials” corresponding to Ship Recycling Convention and EU regulations in order to clarify the procedure and requirements for issuance of the SOC. The Guidelines can be downloaded from “ClassNK MyPage” after the registration.
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Please refer to the following technical information in addition to the guidelines.

Development of the IHM for existing ships and Issuance of Statement of Compliance

For existing ship, Inventory can be developed by information analysis by Expert, instead of collecting Material Declaration (MD) and Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC).

ClassNK issues Statement of Compliance (SOC) for IHM after conducting review of the visual / sampling plan (VSCP) and the IHM developed by Owner/Expert. If you wish to obtain an SOC for IHM, please apply to the Ship Management System Department of the Society with the application form and the necessary documents listed in “Guidelines for the Inventory of Hazardous Materials”.

Application Form:(English)Application for Confirmation of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials Loaded on Ships (Word)
    (Japanese)Application for Confirmation of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials Loaded on Ships (Word)

E-mail:smd-env@classnk.or.jp

Development of the IHM for new ships and Issuance of Statement of Compliance

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Shipbuilders should develop the IHM for new ships in accordance with the format stipulated in the IMO Guidelines and based on the information obtained from the Material Declaration (MD) and Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) submitted by suppliers. In order to develop the IHM for new ships, shipbuilders and suppliers have to exchange and store a huge number of paper documents. It may be a serious burden for shipbuilders and suppliers. ClassNK developed “PrimeShip-GREEN/SRM” to facilitate IHM development utilizing a Cloud Computing System in cooperation with IBM. After registration to the system via Internet, the people who engaged in the development of the IHM, including shipbuilders and suppliers, are able to perform all necessary work for IHM development on the system website. For registration to “PrimeShip-GREEN/SRM,” please access the following URL, click “Register Organization” on the login page and input the necessary information. “PrimeShip-GREEN / SRM” also supports the development of IHM that meets the requirements of Article 5 of the EU Regulation.

PrimeShip-GREEN/SRM URL: https://www.psgreensrm.com/

ClassNK provides following formats and documents. Please download and use them freely.

(English)Material Declaration(MD) for Hong Kong convention
(Japanese)Material Declaration(MD) for Hong Kong convention
(Korean)Material Declaration(MD) for Hong Kong convention
(Chinese)Material Declaration(MD) for Hong Kong convention
Format of MD (Microsoft EXCEL)
(English)Material Declaration(MD) for EU regulation
(Japanese)Material Declaration(MD) for EU regulation
Format of MD (Microsoft EXCEL)
(English)Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC)
(Japanese)Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC))
(Korean)Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC)
(Chinese)Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC)
Format of SDoC (Microsoft EXCEL)

ClassNK issues Statement of Compliance (SOC) for IHM after conducting review of the IHM developed under the construction at the request from shipbuilders.

Maintenance of IHM and Renewal of Statement of Compliance

Ship owners / ship management companies are required to properly maintain and manage IHM Part 1 after establishing the management system necessary for maintaining IHM Part 1 during the operation period in accordance with IMO guidelines.

  1. Appointment of person responsible for maintenance and renewal of IHM (specified in procedure)
  2. Establishment of management system for maintenance and renewal of IHM (with procedure manual)
  3. Renewal according to the procedure manual (at the time of every dock, repair, spare parts purchase)
    Identifying equipment and materials to be replaced
    Collection / storage of MD / SDoC ( Update of IHM based on collected MD (signature / revised record of responsible person)
  4. Correspondence to flag country inspection etc. and ship’s sales
    Preparing the latest inventory
    System / Measures to Present Related Records (Construction Record, MD Presentation)
    Provision of inventory and related documents to the next ship owner

An example of the procedure of management system, assuming designation of a responsible person a shore:
An Example of Procedure to Maintain Part I of IHM (PDF)
An Example of Procedure to Maintain Part I of IHM (WORD)

ClassNK renews Statement of Compliance (SOC) for IHM after confirming that IHM is properly maintained and managed at the request from ship owner/manager.

Issuance of Statement of Compliance (SOC) for the IHM

ClassNK issues SOC for Part I of the IHM developed in preparation for the incoming Convention. SOC will be smoothly converted into an International Certificate on Inventory of Hazardous Materials after the entry into force of the Convention. ClassNK recommends the early preparation of the IHM because the need for experts is expected to increase drastically after the entry into force of the Convention.

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Issuance of Statement of Compliance (SOC) for Ship Recycling Facilities

After the entry into force of the Convention, ships shall only be recycled at ship recycling facilities authorized in accordance with the Convention. Ship recycling facilities will be required to develop a Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP) to be authorized by the competent authority.

ClassNK issues a SOC to ship recycling facilities which verifies that they are in compliance with the Hong Kong Convention, after confirming that the SRFP developed by the ship recycling facilities meet the requirements of the Convention and that the facilities are carrying out recycling procedures in accordance with their SRFP. ClassNK has issued a SOC to the following ship recycling facilities so far.

• List of verified ship recycling facilities by ClassNK (as of end of June 2019)

1   Facility name: Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Marine Service Co., Ltd.
Location: China (Liaoning Province)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 1,000,000LDT
Dismantling method: Dry dock method (420m × 68m)
URL: http://www.dsic.cn/
Open the SOC*2
2 Facility name: RL Kalthia Ship Breaking Pvt. Ltd.
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 70,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Length: Any length, Breadth: 60m,
Draft: Any depth
URL: www.kalthiashipbreaking.com
Open the SOC*2
3 Facility name: Priya Blue Industries Pvt. Ltd.
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 120,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Length: Any length, Breadth: 120m,
Draft: Any depth
URL: http://www.priyablue.com
Open the SOC*2
4

Facility name: Shree Ram Vessel Scrap Pvt. Ltd. and Shree Ram Shipping Industries Pvt. Ltd.
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 90,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Length: Any length, Breadth: 60m,
Draft: Any depth
Note: Shree Ram Vessel Scrap Pvt. Ltd. and Shree Ram Shipping Industries Pvt. Ltd. are adjacent two ship recycling facilities and are operated by one management body in accordance with the Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP) which is common to both of them.
URL: http://www.shreeramgroup.in
Open the SOC*2

5 Facility name: Leela Ship Recycling Pvt. Ltd.
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 60,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Length: Any length, Breadth: 80m,
Draft: Any depth
URL: http://www.leelagreenship.com/
Open the SOC*2
6 Facility name: R. K. INDUSTRIES (UNIT-II)LLP
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 150,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Length: Any length, Breadth: 60m X 2, Draft: Any depth
URL: http://www.shreeramgroup.in
Open the SOC*2
7 Facility name: J.R.D. Industries
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 35,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Length: Any length, Breadth: 52m,
Draft: Any depth
URL: http://www.jrdindustries.net
Open the SOC*2
8 Facility name: Y.S. Investments
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 100,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Length: Any length, Breadth: 55m,
Draft: Any depth
URL: http://www.luckygroupindia.com/
Open the SOC*2
9 Facility name: ISIKSAN SHIP RECYCLING and TRADING Co. Ltd.
Location: Turkey (Izmir)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 120,000LDT
Dismantling method: landing method
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Length: Any length, Breadth:
75m, Draft: 12m
URL: http://www.isiksangemi.com/
Open the SOC*2
10 Facility name: GHASIRAM GOKALCHAND SHIP BREAKING YARD
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 100,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Length: Any length, Breadth: 83 m, Draft: Any depth
Open the SOC*2
11 Facility name: ALANG AUTO & GENERAL ENGINEERING COMPANY PRIVATE LIMITED
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 100,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Length: Any length, Breadth: 49 m, Draft: Any depth
URL: http://alangauto.com/
Open the SOC*2
12 Facility name: ASHWIN CORPORATION
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 100,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Length: 350m, Breadth: 30m、Draft: 10m
Open the SOC*2
13 Facility name: EGE CELIK INDUSTRY AND TRADE CORPORATION
Location: Turkey (Izmir)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1):45,000LDT
Dismantling method: landing method
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Length: 350m, Breadth: 50 m, Draft: 9m
URL: http://www.egecelik.com/
Open the SOC*2
14 Facility name: SHREE RAM STEEL & ROLLING INDUSTRIES (UNIT-II)
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1):45,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Length: Any length, Breadth: 45 m, Draft: Any depth
URL: http://www.shreeramgroup.in/
Open the SOC*2
15 Facility name: BAIJNATH MELARAM
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1):60,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Length: 400m, Breadth: 80 m, Draft: Any depth
URL: http://www.baijnathmelaram.com/
Open the SOC*2
16 Facility name: TRIVENI SHIPBREAKERS PVT. LTD.
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1):30,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 45m, Draft: Any depth
Open the SOC*2
17 Facility name: LUCKY STEEL INDUSTRIES (S.B.D)
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 80,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 36m, Draft: Any depth
URL: http://www.luckygroupindia.com/
Open the SOC*2
18 Facility name: LAKSHMI STEEL ROLLING MILLS (UNIT-II)
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 70,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 52m, Draft: Any depth
Open the SOC*2
19 Facility name: JAWANDAMAL DHANNAMAL
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 25,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 44m, Draft: Any depth
Open the SOC*2
20 Facility name: BANSAL SHIP BREKAERS
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 80,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 75m, Draft: Any depth
URL: http://bansalgroupindia.com/ship-re-cycling/
Open the SOC*2
21 Facility name: PANCHVATI SHIP BREAKERS
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 50,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 60m, Draft: Any depth
Open the SOC*2
22 Facility name: GUPTA STEEL (SHIP BREAKERS)
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 60,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 45m, Draft: Any depth
URL: http://bansalgroupindia.com/ship-re-cycling/
Open the SOC*2
23 Facility name: HOOGHLY SHIPBREAKERS LIMITED
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 100,000 LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 100m, Draft: Any depth
Open the SOC*2
24 Facility name: NBM IRON AND STEEL TRADING PVT. LTD.
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 50,000 LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 48m, Draft: Any depth
Open the SOC*2
25 Facility name: SHUBH ARYA STEEL PVT. LTD.
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 100,000 LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 95m, Draft: Any depth
Open the SOC*2
26 Facility name: LEELA GREEN SHIP RECYCLING PVT. LTD.
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 60,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 40m, Draft: Any depth
URL: http://www.leelagreenship.com/
Open the SOC*2
27 Facility name: P. RAJESH SHIP BREAKING PVT. LTD.
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 100,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 47m, Draft: Any depth
Open the SOC*2
28 Facility name: SACHDEVA STEEL PRODUCTS (SHIP BREAKERS) LLP / JAI JAGDISH SHIP BREAKERS PVT. LTD.
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 150,000 LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 110m, Draft: Any depth
URL: http://www.sachdevagroup.in/
Open the SOC*2
29 Facility name: SAI INDUCTOMELT PVT. LTD.
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 75,000 LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 49m, Draft: Any depth
Open the SOC*2
30 Facility name: SALASAR BALAJI SHIP BREAKERS PVT. LTD.
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 60,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 45m, Draft: Any depth
Open the SOC*2
31 Facility name: VMS INDUSTRIES LTD.
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 70,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 60m, Draft: Any depth
Open the SOC*2
32 Facility name: SAGARLAXMI SHIP BREAKERS
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 50,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 77m, Draft: Any depth
Open the SOC*2
33 Facility name: DIAMOND INDUSTRIES (S.B.D.)
Location: India (Gujarat)
Estimated annual recycling capacity (LDT*1): 75,000LDT
Dismantling method: Intertidal landing
Maximum capacity of ship to be recycled: Any length, Breadth: 52m, Draft: Any depth
Open the SOC*2

Information in this table is based on the SRFP developed by the ship recycling facilities.
*1: LDT: Light Displacement Tonnage
*2: The image shown here is not a true copy of the certificate. However, the content is identical.

ClassNK published “Guidelines for Ship Recycling Facilities” in order to clarify the procedure and requirements for issuance of the SOC. The Guidelines can be download from “ClassNK MyPage” after the registration as a user.
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For more information, please contact us to the following.

for Inventory

Environment Section, Ship Management Systems Department,

Tel: +81-3-5226-2076
Fax: +81-3-5226-2174
E-mail: smd-env@classnk.or.jp

for Ship recycling facility

Innovation and Sustainability Department

Tel: +81-3-5226-2412
Fax: +81-3-5226-2179
E-mail: sut@classnk.or.jp

for PrimeShip-GREEN/SRM

E-mail: srpt@classnk.or.jp

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