Compliance with Amendment 39-18 is optional from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 and the new amendments will become mandatory from 1 January 2020.
IMDG Code Supplement, 2018 Edition, containing several codes and guides related to the carriage of dangerous goods, such as the EmS Guide and MFAG, has been added. This edition replaces the previous 2014 edition.
The main changes related to Amendment 39-18 include:
Members are urged to familiarise themselves with the 2018 IMDG Code and its 2018 Supplement in ample time before entering into force and in case the edition is applied voluntary between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019.
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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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