BIMCO Dry Bulk Cargo Network 2nd meeting

What to expect in the upcoming second meeting of the BIMCO Dry Bulk Cargo Network

Published: 11 April 2024

The BIMCO Dry Bulk Cargo Network had its first successful meeting early this year. With issues ranging from the use of proper cargo names and identifying dangerous goods to the shipment of UN 3077 cargoes under the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code, the second meeting promises to be even more engaging for owner members.

Interest in learning from each other by means of friendly discussions and open conversation was overwhelming, and at the first meeting on 6 February 2024, members jumped at the opportunity to vote on the topics for the next meeting. 

It will be held on Thursday 16 May 2024, and the topics chosen by the network members are: 

  • Dangerous and non-dangerous goods in solid form in bulk  
  • Bulk Cargo Shipping Name (BCSN as in the IMSBC Code) and Proper Shipping Name (PSN as in the IMDG* Code)  
  • Loading of UN 3077 EHS* cargoes. Documentation required as most flags have different views.  

We encourage members to attend these meetings on a regular basis so that you can get to know each other. We are sure that this will lead to people being more comfortable about sharing knowledge and lead to even friendlier exchanges of information and discussions in the meetings, helping you with your dry bulk operations. 

Date and time: Thursday 16 May 2024 07:00-08.30 UTC  
Online using Microsoft Teams 
Meetings are neither recorded nor minuted, and take place in accordance with the Chatham House Rule**

Owner members - Do you want to join? 
If you missed out on our first network meeting and feel that this network could be relevant for you, please do not hesitate to reach out to Henriette Dybkær at about joining. 

We look forward to seeing as many of our owner members as possible at our second BIMCO Dry Bulk Cargo Network Meeting on 16 May 2024!  

*IMDG – International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code; EHS – Environmentally hazardous substances

**When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. 


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Ai Cheng Foo-Nielsen


Ai Cheng Foo-Nielsen

Manager, Maritime Information

Copenhagen, Denmark