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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.

December 2018

Important changes to the BIMCO Solid Cargo Database

To inform members on coming changes to the online BIMCO Solid Cargo Database.

IMDG Code 2018 amendment 39 -18

Amendment 39-18 will be incorporated into the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG), 2018 Edition, and come into force on 1 January 2020.

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.  

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