Varuna Sentinels BV is selected to provide IHM maintenance services for Hapag-Lloyd vessels

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Houston, The Hague,Hamburg, New Delhi, Singapore |8February 2021 – Varuna Sentinels BV is proud to announce that it has been selected to provide IHM Maintenance Services for theHapag-LloydFleet using its “state of the art” Cloud based software(VSIMS) supported by inhouse team of Hazmat Experts. Starting from 31 December 2020, ships above 500 GT and flying the flag of an EU/EEA member state, or third-party flagged vessels calling at European ports, must carry an Inventory Hazardous Materials (IHM) certificate on board.IHM Maintenance includes maintaining of IHM by tracking on-board hazardous materials from on-boarding to off-boarding in compliance with International Maritime Organisation (IMO) guidance contained in Hong Kong Convention2009and European Union Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) guidelines.TheMaintenance processalsoinvolves maritime suppliers to provide documentssuch as Material Declarations (MDs) and Suppliers Documents of Conformity (SDoCs)for select items whichhelps in keeping the IHM record updated.


maritime professionals, experts in Fleet management, IHM and Sustainable Ship Recycling (SSR) with over 35+ years in experience across the globewith offices in The Netherlands,Singapore,and India.

Business through innovation is Varuna Sentinels’ mantra. The company developsagile software keeping its client’srequirement at the heart of it. Varuna Sentinels strongly believesthat inculcating cloud computing, machine learning,and Artificial intelligence holds the key to reinvent its business processes with increased level of efficiency, sustainability andmake it future proof.

Varuna Sentinels’ IHM maintenance server (VSIMS) is designed to help ship owners and managers comply with HKC 2009 and EUSRR regulations.

Varuna Sentinels’core is in staying a step ahead, using data and record collection in the simplest and most economical way possible without any disruption to the day-to-daymanagerial operations.


With a total transport capacity of 1.7 million TEU, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies. The company has around 13,200 employees and 388 offices in 129 countries. Hapag-Lloyd has a container capacity of approximately 2.7 million TEU –including one of the largest and most modern fleets of reefer containers.

Text by Varuna Sentinels BV

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