Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) and International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships, 1973 as modified by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL) Annex II - Carriage of noxious liquid substances in bulk, will impact all stakeholders in the chemical and Vegetable oils trade. As the amendments enter into force on 1 January 2021, It is recommended that ships replace existing certificates as soon as possible, to make sure the vessels are operational come 1 January.
BIMCO started reporting from 30 September 2020, a series of articles, informing members of what to expect in the revised International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code ( Amendment 05-19), which wlll come into force on 1 January 2021. This is the 2nd article of the series. Today, BIMCO reports on the changes made to the " Bauxite" cargoes in the IMSBC Code.
BIMCO will report from now till 31 December 2020, a series of articles, informing members of what to expect in the revised IMSBC Code which wlll come into force on 1 January 2021. The first article which BIMCO reports today is on changes made to the " Seed cakes" entries in the IMSBC Code.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has made changes to regulation of liquid cargo and, as a result, revised Certificate of Fitness requirements.
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 IMO publishes a Corrigenda to the IMDG Code (Amendment 39-18)
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.
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.
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.