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Please find attached the 15 October 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Intelligence Bulletin.
BIMCO gets enquiries often in relation to the classification group and carriage requirements of solid bulk cargoes that are not listed in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code. BIMCO provides guidance and the course of action required in such cases leading up to having the cargo listed in the IMSBC Code.
The cargo information and declaration form for the use of cargoes under the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code has been revised to align with certain SOLAS regulations.
There are solid bulk cargoes that are commonly transported by bulk carriers and yet many members are not familiar with the dangers that are associated with them. BIMCO provides timely information and advice on cargoes like iron ore fines, bauxite as well as cargoes that are capable of causing oxygen depletion in cargo spaces and adjacent spaces.
A Group A cargo is one which possesses a hazard due to moisture that may result in liquefaction or dynamic separation if shipped at a moisture content in excess of its transportable moisture limit.