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BIMCO assists a member with a query about whether there were any international regulations or recommendations governing the carriage of solid bulk cargoes on barges.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) issues interim guidance for modified testing of solid bulk cargoes for corrosivity.
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 wlll come into force on 1 January 2021. This is the 2nd article of the series. Today, BIMCO reports on the changes made to the " Bauxite" cargoes in the IMSBC Code.
BIMCO explaining the HME concept, its relation to the IMSBC Code and the discharge requirements of cargo residues of solid bulk cargoes.
The carriage requirements of UN 3077 environmentally hazardous solid bulk cargoes under the IMSBC Code. This article has been updated. Please see " UN 3077 Environmentally hazardous Solid Bulk Cargoes Update " issued on 3 June 2021
A new Bauxite circular warning about a new hazard of these cargoes relating to moisture has been issued by the IMO following the meeting held by its Sub-committee on the Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) last week. This new IMO bauxite circular supersedes CCC.1/Circ.2 and issues new guidance on the carriage of bauxite cargoes.
To get members ready for the new Code coming into effect 1 January 2019, BIMCO gives a run down of the major amendments that would impact members' business dealing with the carriage of dry bulk cargoes.