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6th BIMCO report on Amendments to the IMSBC Code entering into force - re-assignment of bulk cargo shipping names for generic dangerous goods.

22 December 2020

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 will come into force on 1 January 2021. This is the 6th article in the series. Today, BIMCO reports on how a Bulk Cargo Shipping name (BCSN) is assigned to generic dangerous goods carried in solid bulk cargo form as a result of Amendment 05-19.

Amendment 06-21 (2022 Edition), IMSBC Code

15 December 2022

This section provides a summary of the major amendments under Amendment 06-21 to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code (hereinafter referred to as " Amdt 06-21") and a range of BIMCO services offered to assist members in this regard.

BIMCO Liquid Cargo Database intro, update and status

01 June 2022

The BIMCO online liquid cargo database is intended for use by for shore-side staff and to some extent for newcomers on board tankers , solely as a reference tool providing general information for some 270 of the most transported liquid cargoes from 1,1-Dichloropropane to Zinc alkaryl dithiophosphate (C7-C16) .

How to use the Angle of Repose information correctly in the IMSBC Code

17 April 2024

We get questions on the angle of repose for the loading of dry solid bulk cargoes, which has implications under the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code which can be complex to understand. This article explains the use of the angle of repose, when it is needed and why it is important for the safety of the ship, crew and cargo.

SOLAS amendments to enter into force on 1 January 2020

20 December 2019

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued a set of important amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), as well as various codes mandatory under the Convention. The changes will enter into force on 1 January 2020 and can be viewed below.