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Reminder: regulatory changes will affect liquid cargo from 1 January 2021

23 November 2020

All tankers carrying liquid cargoes governed by the International Code for Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) and MARPOL Annex II should be checked and verified for compliance ahead of the regulatory changes that are taking effect from the new year.

IMDG Code

27 August 2020

The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) is pubslished by the International Maritime Organization.

Assignment of Bulk Cargo Shipping Name ( BCSN)

22 December 2020

Providing information on assignment of a Bulk Cargo Shipping Name (BCSN) in the IMSBC Code and the latest amendment made to such assignment, brought about by Amendment 05-19.

Mill Scale

28 February 2022

BIMCO continues to receive enquiries about mill scale, in particular, on how this solid bulk cargo is classified and how it should be carried under the requirements of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code. This article explains what is mill scale, its properties and characteristics and how its carriage requirements under the IMSBC Code have changed over the years and informs members of the present mandatory carriage requirements for this cargo under the IMSBC Code.