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August 2021

Container cargo industry guidelines for seed cakes transport to mitigate fire incidents onboard ships

Seed cakes transported in containers continue to provide a risk in terms of causing container fires onboard and BIMCO urges the use of joint-industry guidelines to BIMCO members to improve safety for ship and crew. 

June 2021

BIMCO welcomes updated IMO Compendium to advance electronic data

Standardising and harmonising electronic ship to shore communication for reporting purposes was high on the agenda at the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) virtual Facilitation Committee (FAL) meeting held from 1-7 June 2021 (FAL 45).

UN 3077 EHS Solid Bulk Cargoes - how to comply with carriage requirements under the IMSBC Code

The carriage requirements of UN 3077 environmentally hazardous solid bulk cargoes under the IMSBC Code.  This article has been updated. Please see " UN 3077 Environmentally hazardous Solid Bulk Cargoes Update" issued on 3 June 2021

UN 3077 Environmentally Hazardous Solid Bulk cargoes Update

Based on information provided by a BIMCO owner member, BIMCO updates the information on UN 3077 environmentally hazardous solid bulk cargoes and its relation with the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code.

May 2021

UN 3077 solid bulk cargoes - how are they handled in the IMSBC Code?

BIMCO explains the carriage requirements of UN 3077 environmentally hazardous solid bulk cargoes under the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code.

BIMCO supports new IMO water level alarms for cargo holds

The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 103) meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) was held remotely from 5 to 14 May. A very comprehensive list of issues were discussed at the meeting, one of which was new requirements for water level detectors on non-bulk cargo ships. The new requirement was up for adoption.

IMO agrees on new measures to detect and report containers lost at sea

The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 103) meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) was held remotely from 5 to 14 May. One of the issues discussed at the meeting - among a very comprehensive list on the agenda, was new measures to mitigate for containers lost at sea.

BIMCO improves solid cargo section with HME substances and MARPOL Annex V

BIMCO providing easy-to-understand information about HME substances and its relation to MARPOL Annex V and the IMSBC Code.

IMO meeting to focus on containers lost at sea

Over the course of three months late last year and early this year, almost 3,500 containers were lost in a number of incidents in the Western Pacific. This is far above the numbers usually registered for the same period and has raised concern regarding the causes of these incidents.

March 2021

China ban on transport of highly toxic chemicals in Yangtze River basin

Transportation of highly toxic chemicals in the Yangtze River Basin is prohibited effective 1st March 2021 as per Yangtze River Protection Law. 

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