BIMCO started reporting from 30 September 2020, a series of articles, informing members of what to expect in the revised International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code ( Amendment 05-19), which will come into force on 1 January 2021. This is the 3rd article of the series. Today, BIMCO reports on new cargoes that are being added to the IMSBC Code.
This is BIMCO’s 3rd news piece reporting on new developments affecting the IMSBC Code. Today, we focus on new cargoes added to the IMSBC Code.
A total of 11 new cargoes have been incorporated into the IMSBC Code. These new cargoes carrying their official Bulk Cargo Shipping Name (BCSN) and their carriage requirements under the IMSBC Code are also available on our online BIMCO Solid Cargo Database : simply click on the following BIMCO links for more information and guidance :
Explanatory notes to the IMSBC Code classification:
MHB cargoes are cargoes that are hazardous only in bulk and some of the hazards are notated as follows:
For those who are not familiar with the IMSBC Code but need to have an over-arching view of the Code and its main requirements, the BIMCO basic IMSBC Code Step-by-Step Guide chart will be of useful guidance.
The IMSBC Code does not have individual listings of cargoes under the various classification groups, which can make checking of your cargo that you are fixing a cumbersome task, in particular if you wish to know if your cargo belongs to the Group B classification for dangerous cargoes, or Group A cargoes that liquefy or it is a non-dangerous cargo (Group C).
To assist members in this regard, BIMCO has prepared these group listings of cargoes exclusively for members’ use. When you do find the cargo that you are looking for under a particular listing, with an instant click on the cargo, this will lead you straight to the mandatory carriage requirements of that cargo.
To view the listings, please go to the BIMCO's Group listings of cargoes.
A full overview of what we have on solid bulk cargoes is available on our BIMCO Solid Cargo Database landing page.
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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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