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October 2017

What is the difference between dynamic separation and liquefaction?

A quick and simple illustration on the different phenemena : dynamic separation process and liquefaction.

IMO issues warning on sea transport of Ammonium Nitrate Based Fertilizer (non-hazardous)

IMO issues warning on the dangers of carrying ammonium nitrate based fertilizers (non-hazardous) in bulk and advises on safety precautions for safe carriage.

September 2017

New Bauxite circular out warning on new hazard of bauxite cargoes in bulk

A new Bauxite circular warning about a new hazard of these cargoes relating to moisture has been issued by the IMO following the meeting held by its Sub-committee on the Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) last week. This new IMO bauxite circular supersedes CCC.1/Circ.2 and issues new guidance on the carriage of bauxite cargoes. 

CCC 4 recognises GBWG research and finalises Bauxite carriage requirements

The IMO Sub-committee for the Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) succeeded in finalising the carriage requirements for bauxite cargoes based on GBWG's bauxite research, paving the way for safe carriage of these cargoes.

Global Bauxite Working Group Research Report tops IMO Sub-Committee agenda next week

BIMCO will be attending the IMO in London for the 4th session of the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC), which will be held from 11 to 15 September 2017.

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.

August 2017

Brazil inspection of aged bulk carriers

The Brazilian Maritime Authority imposes new inspection requirement for aged vessels carrying solid bulk cargoes.

BIMCO dry bulk terminal vetting midway report 2017

The 2017 half-year result of the dry bulk terminal vetting is ready. New reports have been added to the database by ships after each port call.

More solid bulk cargoes exempted from CO2 fittings and updated BIMCO IMSBC Code Basic User Guide Chart

New solid bulk cargoes added to list for exemption from having a fixed fire-extinguishing system in the cargo spaces. See revised IMO circular.

July 2017

Loading of iron fines from India - new procedures issued

The Mercantile Marine department of the Ministry of Shipping, India issues new procedures and check list documents for the loading of iron ore fines.

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