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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.

February 2018

New bauxite cargoes in BIMCO solid cargo database

Members can now view the two new cargo entries, Bauxite and Bauxite Fines, in the BIMCO solid bulk cargo database. These cargoes are to be read in conjunction with International Maritime Organization (IMO) circular CCC.1/circ. 2/rev. 1.

January 2018

Calcium hypochlorite in containers – Timely guidance issued for safe carriage

Guidelines issued for shipment of calcium hypochlorite in containers available.

December 2017

The 2016 Edition of the IMDG Code enters into force 1 January 2018

The IMDG Code 2016 Edition enters into force 1 January 2018 for two years. Please note that the The IMDG Code Supplement, 2014 Edition remains valid until further notice.

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.

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