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As the BIMCO Liquid cargo database will not go deep into tank cleaning details but only gives an overall description of the methods it is recommended to consult professional Tank Cleaning Guides for in-depth tank cleaning details.
This is the latest in a series of reports supplied by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with the intention of keeping BIMCO members appraised of legislative developments in the US affecting international shipping. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members. The full CSA March report is also provided.
Due to a couple of incidents in late 2015 and early 2016 shipments of palm kernel shells were were shown to emit very high levels of methane (flammable ) gas in the cargo spaces.
BIMCO has continued its support for the Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) “The State of Maritime Piracy” report, launched today, which provides the latest available picture on how piracy is affecting the shipping industry – and beyond.