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January 2020

IMO to enforce changes to liquid cargo from 2021

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has made changes to regulation of liquid cargo and, as a result, revised Certificate of Fitness requirements.

BIMCO IMSBC Code webinar highlighting shipowners' difficulties with transport of solid bulk cargoes

View the latest IMSBC Code webinar presenting the general difficulties on shipment of solid bulk cargoes, together with some BIMCO recommendations to improve the situation. 

December 2019

The International Maritime Dangerous Gods (IMDG) Code 39-18 Corrigenda

December 2019 IMO publishes a Corrigenda to the IMDG Code (Amendment 39-18)  

BIMCO prepares members ahead with the new IMSBC Code !

The International Maritime Organization (IMO)  has published the latest International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code, incorporating Amendment 05-19, 2020 edition. BIMCO informs members what these new amendments are and how they can access the information on the BIMCO Cargo database section.

September 2019

BIMCO supports new Group A definition of cargoes that may liquefy

BIMCO has contributed to a discussion at the IMO to change the definition of Group A cargoes that may liquefy, after new research on liquefaction of bauxite cargoes concluded that dynamic separation can also affect cargo stability in addition to liquefaction.

July 2019

Is your bulk cargo exempted from requiring a ship having CO2 fittings?

BIMCO advises on how you could check whether your solid bulk cargo is exempted from having a requirement to have a ship fitted with a fixed gas fire-extinguishing system.

May 2019

Dangers of entry into enclosed spaces for solid bulk cargoes

Accidents including fatalities continue to occur in the cargo holds and adjacent spaces of ships carrying solid bulk cargoes and this is a timely reminder to members about the dangers of entry into enclosed spaces. 

January 2019

Testing of solid bulk cargoes for corrosivity - IMO issues interim guidance

The International Maritime Organization (IMO)  issues interim guidance for modified testing of solid bulk cargoes for corrosivity. 

Aluminium dross bulk shipment in containers – Explosion incident

Warning of explosive incidents that could occur with shipment of aluminium dross in bulk containers.

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