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The BIMCO Dry Bulk Cargo Network held its first meeting, where members took the opportunity to network, share and get clarification about shipper’s cargo information and declaration under the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code.
Explaining how the Egg Code is used in relation to ships making navigational decisions in ice-affected waters.
BIMCO has contributed to a discussion at the IMO to change the definition of Group A cargoes that may liquefy, after new research on liquefaction of bauxite cargoes concluded that dynamic separation can also affect cargo stability in addition to liquefaction.
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.