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December 2017

Argentina – SENASA Resolution – hold and tank inspections

New resources available to support BIMCO members with ships calling at Argentine ports.

November 2017

Cargo Alert -be aware of the liquefaction danger of loading nickel ore from Philippines and Indonesia

BIMCO reminds members of the dangers of loading nickel ore cargoes from Philippines and Indonesia.

Argentina – new resolution comes into effect

New resolution from the National Food and Grain Health Authority (SENASA) has come into effect for a testing period of one year.

October 2017

Australia issues interim arrangements for bauxite cargoes shipped in bulk

Following the IMO revised circular (CCC.1/circ.2/Rev.1 dated 20 September 2017) on bauxite , Australia will now allow for the new testing procedure and schedules for bauxite to be applied for all bauxite cargoes in bulk shipped from Australia.

What is the difference between dynamic separation and liquefaction?

A quick and simple illustration on the different phenemena : dynamic separation process and liquefaction.

IMO issues warning on sea transport of Ammonium Nitrate Based Fertilizer (non-hazardous)

IMO issues warning on the dangers of carrying ammonium nitrate based fertilizers (non-hazardous) in bulk and advises on safety precautions for safe carriage.

September 2017

New Bauxite circular out warning on new hazard of bauxite cargoes in bulk

A new Bauxite circular warning about a new hazard of these cargoes relating to moisture has been issued by the IMO following the meeting held by its Sub-committee on the Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) last week. This new IMO bauxite circular supersedes CCC.1/Circ.2 and issues new guidance on the carriage of bauxite cargoes. 

CCC 4 recognises GBWG research and finalises Bauxite carriage requirements

The IMO Sub-committee for the Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) succeeded in finalising the carriage requirements for bauxite cargoes based on GBWG's bauxite research, paving the way for safe carriage of these cargoes.

Global Bauxite Working Group Research Report tops IMO Sub-Committee agenda next week

BIMCO will be attending the IMO in London for the 4th session of the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC), which will be held from 11 to 15 September 2017.

UN 3077 EHS Solid Bulk Cargoes - how to comply with carriage requirements under the IMSBC Code

The carriage requirements of UN 3077 environmentally hazardous solid bulk cargoes under the IMSBC Code.

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