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Solid bulk cargoes on barges - any regulations governing such carriage?

Argentina - positive news on inspection procedures

Cargo Alert - Beware of shipping illegal nickel ore from Philippines

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March 2017

IMO issues new list of designated national competent authorities for solid bulk and grain cargoes

Equip yourself with the latest list of designated national competent authorities for carriage of solid bulk and grain cargoes.

BIMCO encourages proposals to stop injuries caused by free fall boats

New regulations for lifting appliances and lifesaving appliances are approaching. BIMCO co-sponsors a paper to stop accidents caused by free fall lifeboats during drills.

Argentina - positive news on inspection procedures

SENASA, the Argentinian National Agrifood Health and Quality Service, recently decided to exempt certain products from phytosanitary and quality controls. A transition to a system of private inspections of holds loading grain products and by-products is currently being considered.

Solid bulk cargoes on barges - any regulations governing such carriage?

BIMCO assists a member with a query about whether there were any international regulations or recommendations governing the carriage of solid bulk cargoes on barges.

Cargo Alert - Beware of shipping illegal nickel ore from Philippines

Nickel ore shipment from the Philippines not only suffers from risk of liquefaction but might be illegal too.   

February 2017

Get the latest update on US regulations affecting your ships!

BIMCO receives a monthly update from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) advising BIMCO of the latest legislative developments affecting international shipping in the US.  BIMCO produces a brief based on CSA’s January update so members can have a quick update. The full CSA report is also provided.

United States - CSA round-up for January 2017

BIMCO receives a monthly update from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) advising BIMCO of the latest legislative developments affecting international shipping in the US.  BIMCO produces a brief based on CSA’s January update so members can have a quick update. The full CSA report is also provided.

IMO SDC 4 still tied-up on the development of new regulations and guidelines for safe mooring operations

BIMCO attended the 4th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 4), which was held in London from 13 to 17 February 2017.

IMO SDC 4 will continue the work to make mooring safer on future ships

The 4th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 4) will be held in London from 13 to 17 February 2017.

Cargo Alert - Carriage of palm kernel shells – are they dangerous cargo?

Due to a couple of incidents in late 2015 and early 2016 shipments of palm kernel shells were were shown to emit very high levels of methane (flammable ) gas in the cargo spaces.