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BIMCO continues to receive enquiries about the cargo “mill scale” which is not listed in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code. Should this cargo be carried under a tripartite agreement or is it in fact just listed in the IMSBC Code under another name?
Providing information on what types of distillers dried grains are carried as solid bulk cargoes under the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code as not all are considered non-hazardous (Group C) which is the only cargo entry listed in the IMSBC Code.
United States Customs & Border Protection has informed that the Customs Trade Partnerships Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Portal’s new security profile for Sea Carries which came on line June 1, 2020, does not fully reflect the associated minimum security criteria (MSC).
BIMCO advises on how you could check whether your solid bulk cargo is exempted from having a requirement to have a ship fitted with a fixed gas fire-extinguishing system.