IMSBC Code webinar


On 21 October 2015, BIMCO held a one-hour long webinar session on the IMSBC Code, highlighting two very relevant issues for members; i.e. on “How to carry bulk cargoes safely – a shared risk?” and “ What is it – identifying cargo hazards under the IMSBC Code”.


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Gustavsberg Bay in depths from 40 m, bottom mud, and other places in Byfjorden, N and S of the fairway. Anchoring is prohibited in the vicinity of the numerous submarine cables and pipelines in the approaching channels.


Uddevalla harbour is kept open around the year.


Up river Loevaaskajen has 1 berth with 7.4 m draft alongside.

Bavekajen has 180 m quayage with depth of 7 (23') m.

Badoekajen has a quay length of 430 m with 6.0-9.35 m (19.6'-30') alongside. Max LOA is 190 m.

Skeppsholmen has on the S side a ro/ro berth with dolphins and ramp. Depth 7.4 m

Sorvik has depth alongside of 9.0 - 11 m and a length of 250 m.

Froland Quay on the northern bank of the fjord, about 1 nm after passing Sunningen lights. There is one ro/ro berth with a depth of 8 m and three berths with a total length of 225 m and a depth of 12.0 m. The quay is mainly used for stone. Fresh water and electricity available from shore.

On the N side Skeppsholmskajen of 340 m length has 10.7 m to 11.2 m alongside.



Hazardous cargoes to be notified in advance and permission to be granted by Harbour Master before entering port.
Bridges: Minimum vertical clearances under Royal Albert Bridge and Tamar Bridge, at the N end of Hamoaze, at Saltash (50°24.5'N 004°12.5'W) are 30m and 35m, respectively.

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Plymouth is located on the S Devon coast.

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VPS Bunker Alerts

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.

The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.

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