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IMO to further develop IGF code

17 September 2018

BIMCO attended the 5th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5) to further develop the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels.

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.

Dangers associated with the carriage of palm kernel shells

18 April 2023

Palm kernel shells are not to be confused with palm kernel expellers which is listed in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code under the generic entries of the various categories of seed cakes. Palm kernel shells are not listed in the IMSBC Code at the moment due to ongoing investigation about the actual properties of the cargo which does not in any way mitigate the dangers that these cargoes carry should one decide to go ahead and fix a shipment on it.

IMSBC Code webinar - Difficulties transporting solid bulk cargoes

20 December 2019

On 5th December 2019, BIMCO held a one-hour long webinar session on the IMSBC Code, highlighting the difficulties that shipowners encounter when they are transporting solid bulk cargoes, together with some BIMCO recommendations put forward that could help improve the situation.