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September 2018

IMO: Non hazardous ammonium Nitrate-based fertilisers discussion split into two schedules

Progress was made at the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5) largely due to contributions made by various delegations providing information and data on the different types of ammonium nitrate based fertilsers (ANBF) that are carried as non-hazardous, a Group C classification in the IMSBC Code.

IMO to address the definition of Group A cargoes that liquefy

IMO Sub-committee of Carriage of Cargoes and Containers holds its 5th meeting next week and this is to inform members on issues that are of relevance. 

August 2018

IMO publishes changes to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has published changes to The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG Code) Amendment 39-18. 

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.

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