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December 2018

Less than a month to go with the IMSBC Code changes - Members get ready!

The mandatory International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code will enter its Amendment 04-17 on 1 January 2019. Find out what the amendments are that would impact members’ dealings with these cargoes.

October 2018

Amended Dry Bulk Cargoes Code enters into force soon - members to get ready!

The amended IMSBC Code for carriage of dry bulk cargoes will enter into mandatory  force on 1 January 2019. What are the amendments that would impact members’ dealing with these cargoes? BIMCO gives the rundown of these amendments. 

September 2018

IMO to further develop IGF code

BIMCO attended the 5th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5) to further develop the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels.  

BIMCO attends meeting to work on Cargo Stowage and Securing Code

BIMCO representatives from the Maritime Information Department have attended the 5th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5), held at the IMO London headquarters from 10 to 14 September 2018.

IMO: Carriage of Cargoes and Containers - cargoes that may liquefy

BIMCO representatives from the Maritime Information Department have attended the 5th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5), held at the IMO London headquarters from 10 to 14 September 2018.

IMO: Non hazardous ammonium Nitrate-based fertilisers discussion split into two schedules

Progress was made at the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5) largely due to contributions made by various delegations providing information and data on the different types of ammonium nitrate based fertilsers (ANBF) that are carried as non-hazardous, a Group C classification in the IMSBC Code.

IMO to address the definition of Group A cargoes that liquefy

IMO Sub-committee of Carriage of Cargoes and Containers holds its 5th meeting next week and this is to inform members on issues that are of relevance. 

August 2018

IMO publishes changes to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has published changes to The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG Code) Amendment 39-18. 

Updated guidance on bulk cargo loading and discharging

IACS has revised Recommendation 46 "BULK CARRIERS– Guidance and Information on Bulk Cargo Loading and Discharging to Reduce the Likelihood of Over-stressing the Hull Structure" in July 2018.

July 2018

Dry bulk cargoes code - Get yourself ready for the amended code entering into force soon!

To get members ready for the new Code coming into effect 1 January 2019, BIMCO gives a run down of the major amendments that would impact members' business dealing with the carriage of dry bulk cargoes.