A valuable supplement to the IMSBC Code, containing cargo information and carriage requirements of solid bulk cargoes commonly transported. Amendment 05-19 (2020 edition) is the current Code in force as of 1 January 2021.
With effect from 1 March 2018, MARPOL Annex V and the related guidelines were amended to effect changes relating to substances that are harmful to the marine environment and form of garbage record book.
BIMCO explaining the HME concept, its relation to the IMSBC Code and the discharge requirements of cargo residues of solid bulk cargoes.
Over the course of three months late last year and early this year, almost 3,500 containers were lost in a number of incidents in the Western Pacific. This is far above the numbers usually registered for the same period and has raised concern regarding the causes of these incidents.