BIMCO Liquid Cargo Database website on laptop superimposed over LNG in port

BIMCO Liquid Cargo Database intro, update and status

Published: 01 June 2022

The BIMCO online liquid cargo database is intended for use by for shore-side staff and to some extent for newcomers on board tankers , solely as a reference tool providing general information for some 270 of the most transported liquid cargoes from 1,1-Dichloropropane to Zinc alkaryl dithiophosphate (C7-C16) .

As well as information on some 270 cargoes, the BIMCO Liquid Cargo Database also includes guidance on the following topics, all updated to the IBC Code 2021 regulations:


  • Acronyms relevant for oil- and chemical tankers

  • BIMCO Liquid Cargo Database. How to use - step by step

  • Carriage of energy-rich fuels and their blends

  • Cleaning of cargo tanks - oil tankers and chemical tankers

  • General liquid cargo information

  • How to use the IBC Code

  • Marine Diesel Oil (MDO), Intermediate Fuel Oil (IFO) and heavy Fuel Oil (HFO)

  • MARPOL Annex II - Overview of Noxious Liquid Substances, categorisations and disposal requirements

  • The liquid cargo regulations


See more information about the Liquid cargo database here


In order to ensure that the BIMCO Liquid Cargo Database  contains updated information as far as possible, we welcome any feedback in the form of comments, response,  information or data regarding a specific cargo.

Peter Lundahl Rasmussen


Peter Lundahl Rasmussen

Head of Maritime Information

Copenhagen, Denmark