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August 2017

Brazil inspection of aged bulk carriers

The Brazilian Maritime Authority imposes new inspection requirement for aged vessels carrying solid bulk cargoes.

BIMCO dry bulk terminal vetting midway report 2017

The 2017 half-year result of the dry bulk terminal vetting is ready. New reports have been added to the database by ships after each port call.

More solid bulk cargoes exempted from CO2 fittings and updated BIMCO IMSBC Code Basic User Guide Chart

New solid bulk cargoes added to list for exemption from having a fixed fire-extinguishing system in the cargo spaces. See revised IMO circular.

July 2017

Loading of iron fines from India - new procedures issued

The Mercantile Marine department of the Ministry of Shipping, India issues new procedures and check list documents for the loading of iron ore fines.

June 2017

Preventing pest container contamination

Preventing pest container contamination was one of the many items discussed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 98). Cyber risk management, autonomous ships, security and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments were also on the agenda.

April 2017

BIMCO welcomes first peek through the Maritime Single Window

From 2019 new mandatory requirements on electronic exchange of information will require public authorities to establish systems to assist ship clearance processes.

March 2017

BIMCO looking at the Maritime Single Window at FAL 41

In 2019 the new mandatory requirements on Electronic Data Interchange requires public authorities to establish systems for the electronic exchange of information to assist ship clearance processes.

Carriage of wood pellets - some timely BIMCO advice!

Some advice in respect of the new wood pellet entries in the IMSBC Code, Amendment 03-15 (2016 Edition) based on a recent enquiry from a member.

IMO issues new list of designated national competent authorities for solid bulk and grain cargoes

Equip yourself with the latest list of designated national competent authorities for carriage of solid bulk and grain cargoes.

BIMCO encourages proposals to stop injuries caused by free fall boats

New regulations for lifting appliances and lifesaving appliances are approaching. BIMCO co-sponsors a paper to stop accidents caused by free fall lifeboats during drills.