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.
Equip yourself with the latest list of designated national competent authorities for carriage of solid bulk and grain cargoes.
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.
SENASA, the Argentinian National Agrifood Health and Quality Service, recently decided to exempt certain products from phytosanitary and quality controls. A transition to a system of private inspections of holds loading grain products and by-products is currently being considered.
BIMCO assists a member with a query about whether there were any international regulations or recommendations governing the carriage of solid bulk cargoes on barges.
Nickel ore shipment from the Philippines not only suffers from risk of liquefaction but might be illegal too.