The Mercantile Marine department of the Ministry of Shipping, India issued a new circular setting out the procedures and approval/permission required for the loading of iron ore fines. This circular will affect the ports of Paradip, Dhamra, Haldia and Gopalpur. Members are to be guided accordingly.
To know more about the carriage requirements of iron ore fines, please go to the BIMCO Solid Cargo Database on iron ore fines.
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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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