Understanding liquefaction and the associated risks


BIMCO attended a very useful webinar on understanding liquefaction risks associated with the carriage of Group A cargoes in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code. Members are encouraged to view this webinar for a better understanding of the problems that can occur with Group A cargoes.

BIMCO attended a webinar that was conducted by the UK P&I Club on 8th October 2020,  discussing pertinent issues that can affect the carriage of group A cargoes in the IMSBC Code.

In this webinar, the following issues were discussed: 

  • Various scenarios that might develop during the carriage of  group A Cargoes, A group A cargo is defined as one that may liquefy if shipped at a moisture content in excess of its transportable moisture limit ( TML). 
  • The science behind the process of liquefaction
  • Practical issues in the Philippines & other remote ports
  • Understanding issues such as TML and flow moisture point ( FMP) etc and how problems may come up

Members are encouraged to view this webinar, in particular in understanding why due diligence is always required when carrying group A cargoes in particular from remote regions where the probability of problems or accidents occurring is higher. 

BIMCO would like to thank the UK P&I club for permission to show this webinar for our  members.

UK P&I Club Webinar (Series 7) - Liquefaction Risks_IMSBC Group A Cargo from TMTV on Vimeo.


Ai Cheng Foo-Nielsen
in Copenhagen, DK


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