About us

The founding members
(from left to right):

1. Jan Bode (AB Berg GmbH, Germany)
2. Andrew Mantle (IMO & Marine Surveys Pte Ltd., Singapore)
3. Phil Rozier (Lucion, UK)
4. Henning Gramann (GSR Services, Germany)
5. Marc van de Poel (Van de Poel | m.a.r.c., The Netherlands)
6. Rakesh Bhargava (Wilhelmsen Ship Management, Malaysia)
7. Akira Aoyagi (ClassNK Consulting Services, Japan)
8. Takeshi Naruse (ClassNK, Japan)



The inaugural meeting took place on March 4th 2013 in Dubai during Tradewinds´ Ship Recycling Forum with numerous attendees of different industry sectors.

The following persons have been elected:

Chairman: Henning Gramann

Secretary General: Marc van de Poel

Treasurer: Henning Gramann

IHMA is the abbreviation for „International Hazardous Materials Association“, which ensures high quality IHM preparations by setting good quality standards and filling gaps of the current practices and international guidelines. A global network of highly motivated and experienced IHM-Experts is ensuring that this goal will be achieved and shipowners as well as ship recyclers will receive what they´re looking for, affordable IHMs providing clear and reliable information on hazardous materials on board.

Here you find more information about IHMA:

IHMA Introduction

Application Form