With effect from 1 January 2019, Amendment 04-17 (2018 edition) to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code will come into mandatory effect superseding Amendment 03-15 (2016 edition).
Members have only two months ahead to prepare for the changes,
To assist members, BIMCO provides a summary of the various amendments that will affect members' business in relation to the carriage of dry bulk cargoes for sea shipment.
The summary can be viewed here.
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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.
For general guidance and information on cargo-related queries.
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