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Amendment 03-15 (2016 Edition), IMSBC Code

03 January 2017

Amendment 03-15 to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code becomes mandatory effective 1 January 2017. BIMCO provides a summary of the amendments.

The liquid cargo regulations

02 December 2021

The carriage of chemicals in bulk is governed by SOLAS Chapter VII - Carriage of dangerous goods and MARPOL Annex II - Regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk . The Conventions require chemical tankers built after 1 July 1986 to comply with the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code). The carriage of oil is governed by SOLAS Chapter II-2 and MARPOL Annex I - Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Oil

Relevant IMO Resolutions

30 January 2020

The International Maritime Organisation(IMO) at its 74th Marine Environment Protection Committee(MEPC) in June 2019 adopted 3 Resolutions related to the carriage of liquid Chemicals in bulk.

IMO to start comprehensive review of STCW Convention and Code

05 May 2022

In an effort to keep seafarer training, certification and watchkeeping aspects in line with developments in the shipping industry, and to address several challenges faced by seafarers, the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to start a comprehensive review and revision of the STCW Convention and Code. The work is expected to begin at the HTW sub-committee next year.

Liquid Cargo of the Month - Zinc Alkaryl Dithiophosphate(C7-C16)

04 October 2023

The BIMCO Liquid Cargo database is intended for use by for shore-side staff and to some extent for newcomers on board tankers and should only be used as a reference tool providing brief information regarding the about 310 of the commonly transported liquid cargoes including Zinc Alkaryl Dithiophosphate .