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BIMCO alert members about liquefaction concerns seen with loading of iron ore fines in Sierra Leone.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the shipping industry has faced challenges when it comes to conducting surveys and inspections physically on board ships. As a result of social distancing requirements during the pandemic, remote surveys and inspections for the certification of materials and components have been successfully used and have proven to be a helpful alternative to on-site surveys. Now, global guidelines are needed.
Seed cakes transported in containers continue to provide a risk in terms of causing container fires onboard and BIMCO urges the use of joint-industry guidelines to BIMCO members to improve safety for ship and crew.
Standardising and harmonising electronic ship to shore communication for reporting purposes was high on the agenda at the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) virtual Facilitation Committee (FAL) meeting held from 1-7 June 2021 (FAL 45).
The carriage requirements of UN 3077 environmentally hazardous solid bulk cargoes under the IMSBC Code. This article has been updated. Please see " UN 3077 Environmentally hazardous Solid Bulk Cargoes Update" issued on 3 June 2021
Based on information provided by a BIMCO owner member, BIMCO updates the information on UN 3077 environmentally hazardous solid bulk cargoes and its relation with the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code.
BIMCO explains the carriage requirements of UN 3077 environmentally hazardous solid bulk cargoes under the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code.
The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 103) meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) was held remotely from 5 to 14 May. A very comprehensive list of issues were discussed at the meeting, one of which was new requirements for water level detectors on non-bulk cargo ships. The new requirement was up for adoption.
The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 103) meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) was held remotely from 5 to 14 May. One of the issues discussed at the meeting - among a very comprehensive list on the agenda, was new measures to mitigate for containers lost at sea.
BIMCO providing easy-to-understand information about HME substances and its relation to MARPOL Annex V and the IMSBC Code.