Due to an international research programme conducted by the Global Industry Alliance under the auspices of the International Council on Mining and Metals, the current test used by the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC ) Code for testing of solid bulk cargoes' corrosivity to metal has been modified.
The IMO issues a circular providing interim guidance for the implementation of the test protocol approved by the IMO and advises all relevant stakeholders to take appropriate action when carrying out tests on solid bulk cargoes. Note that the set of modifications will enter into mandatory force when Amendment 06-21 to the IMSBC Code comes into effect on 1 January 2023.
Please go to our BIMCO Solid Cargo Database for more details of the IMO circular.
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Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.
The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.
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