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Dangers associated with the carriage of direct reduced iron (C ) fines

19 November 2020

A cargo that is extremely highly reactive in the presence of water, reacting with air to produce hydrogen, a flammable gas and heat.  The explosion and tragic loss of life on "Ythan" in 2004 as well as the deliberate sinking by the French Authorities of the “Adamandas” (2003) with her cargo and bunkers on board culminated into a new cargo entry called Direct reduced iron ore fines in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC ) Code. 

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.