On 21 October 2015, BIMCO held a one-hour long webinar session on the IMSBC Code, highlighting two very relevant issues for members; i.e. on “How to carry bulk cargoes safely – a shared risk?” and “ What is it – identifying cargo hazards under the IMSBC Code”.
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Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.
The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.
New criteria for tracking and monitoring equipment used in transport of dangerous goods under the International Maritime Dangerous Goods ( IMDG) Code were finalised at the International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Sub-Committee for the Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) at their 8th meeting held from 14 to 23 September 2022. A transitional phase for implementation was also introduced.
Nickel ore is one of the most problematic cargoes to be carried in solid bulk form. This article provides information on why it is so and how it can be shipped safely with some precautions to be taken into consideration.
Providing the latest information on contact points relating to designated national competent authorities that are responsible for the safe carriage of dangerous goods in compliance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.
Providing the latest information on contact points relating to designated national competent authorities that are responsible for the safe carriage of grain and solid bulk cargoes.
BIMCO providing guidance on the corrosivity test that is applied to solid bulk cargoes under the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code for assessment and classification, if found to be a corrosive solid, as a cargo that is hazardous when transported in bulk ( MHB).
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