The BIMCO secretariat understands from a recent UK P&I report that there are risks of liquefaction involved with the loading of iron ore fines coming from Sierra Leone and ships arriving at port of Pepel are to be cautioned.
Hence, members intending to fix shipments of iron ore fines at Sierra Leone should be put on an alert due to the following increasing concerns raised by the said report :
To view the carriage requirements of the iron ore fines in the IMSBC Code, please click on the following BIMCO links:
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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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