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October 2020

Understanding liquefaction and the associated risks

BIMCO attended a very useful webinar on understanding liquefaction risks associated with the carriage of Group A cargoes in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code. Members are encouraged to view this webinar for a better understanding of the problems that can occur with Group A cargoes.

IBC and MARPOL Annex II changes require preparations ahead of 1 January 2021

Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) and International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships, 1973 as modified by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL) Annex II - Carriage of noxious liquid substances in bulk, will impact all stakeholders in the chemical and Vegetable oils trade. As the amendments enter into force on 1 January 2021, It is recommended that ships replace existing certificates as soon as possible, to make sure the vessels are operational come 1 January.

BIMCO reports on new developments affecting the IMSBC Code - Bauxite Cargoes

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 wlll come into force on 1 January 2021. This is the 2nd article of the series. Today, BIMCO reports on the changes made to the " Bauxite" cargoes in the IMSBC Code.

September 2020

BIMCO reports on new developments affecting the IMSBC Code - New Seed cake entries

BIMCO will report from now till 31 December 2020, a series of articles, informing members of what to expect in the revised IMSBC Code which wlll come into force on 1 January 2021. The first article which BIMCO reports today is on  changes made to the " Seed cakes" entries in the IMSBC Code.

January 2020

IMO to enforce changes to liquid cargo from 2021

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has made changes to regulation of liquid cargo and, as a result, revised Certificate of Fitness requirements.

BIMCO IMSBC Code webinar highlighting shipowners' difficulties with transport of solid bulk cargoes

View the latest IMSBC Code webinar presenting the general difficulties on shipment of solid bulk cargoes, together with some BIMCO recommendations to improve the situation. 

December 2019

The International Maritime Dangerous Gods (IMDG) Code 39-18 Corrigenda

December 2019 IMO publishes a Corrigenda to the IMDG Code (Amendment 39-18)  

BIMCO prepares members ahead with the new IMSBC Code !

The International Maritime Organization (IMO)  has published the latest International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code, incorporating Amendment 05-19, 2020 edition. BIMCO informs members what these new amendments are and how they can access the information on the BIMCO Cargo database section.

September 2019

BIMCO supports new Group A definition of cargoes that may liquefy

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.

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