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February 2017

IMO SDC 4 will continue the work to make mooring safer on future ships

The 4th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 4) will be held in London from 13 to 17 February 2017.

Carriage of palm kernel shells – are they dangerous cargo?

Due to a couple of incidents in late 2015 and early 2016 shipments of palm kernel shells were were shown to emit very high levels of methane (flammable ) gas in the cargo spaces.  

Latest issue of BIMCO’s digital Bulletin now available

The latest BIMCO digital Bulletin is now ready for you to read and enjoy.

January 2017

Amendment 03-15 to the IMSBC Code and the BIMCO Solid Cargo Database

Amendment 03-15 to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code becomes mandatory effective 1 January 2017.