BIMCO participated in the second workshop at IMO for the preparation of the initial strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships last week in London.
BIMCO called for harmonisation of computer data elements identity. A lack of such harmonisation will lead to excessive administrative burdens when using digital exchange of information between the ship and shore.
Port state control officers inspecting ships carring ECDIS should take a pragmatic approach if the ECDIS is not updated.
A quick and simple illustration on the different phenemena : dynamic separation process and liquefaction.
IMO issues warning on the dangers of carrying ammonium nitrate based fertilizers (non-hazardous) in bulk and advises on safety precautions for safe carriage.