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August 2018

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. 

June 2018

Cargoes that liquefy – better understanding of dynamic separation and free slurry effect and how master and crew can take action

ClassNK and Rio Tinto issue important information on safe shipment of solid bulk cargoes relating to dynamic separation and resulting free slurry surface effect.

May 2018

Revised emergency response procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods

Revised emergency response procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods was one of the many items discussed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 99). Autonomous ships, security and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments were also on the agenda.

IMO pave the way for future autonomous shipping

For the first time, IMO will discuss the maritime autonomous ships. The use of autonomous ships – or so-called unmanned ships - will create the need for a regulatory framework for such ships and their interaction and co-existence with manned ships.

April 2018

IMO adopts important steps towards decarbonisation

MEPC held this week, adopted a new initial IMO strategy of GHG emissions of ships, which will pave the way for decarburization.

IMO may approve prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil in 2020

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) will meet next week, where a prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil with a sulphur content exceeding 0.50% is on the agenda.

February 2018

New bauxite cargoes in BIMCO solid cargo database

Members can now view the two new cargo entries, Bauxite and Bauxite Fines, in the BIMCO solid bulk cargo database. These cargoes are to be read in conjunction with International Maritime Organization (IMO) circular CCC.1/circ. 2/rev. 1.

January 2018

Calcium hypochlorite in containers – Timely guidance issued for safe carriage

Guidelines issued for shipment of calcium hypochlorite in containers available.

December 2017

The 2016 Edition of the IMDG Code enters into force 1 January 2018

The IMDG Code 2016 Edition enters into force 1 January 2018 for two years. Please note that the The IMDG Code Supplement, 2014 Edition remains valid until further notice.

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