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 will come into force on 1 January 2021. This is the 5th article in the series. Today, BIMCO reports on a new table of physical properties and hazard classification for cargo entries in the IMSBC Code.
A typical user of the IMSBC Code would be familiar with a table that appears in every cargo schedule of the said Code, listing out the following characteristics of the cargo in question:
The current table of 'Characteristics' - a sample shown below will remain valid till 31 December 2020:
Under the new Amendment 05-19, the table of "Characteristics" has completely changed and this is how it will look on 1 January 2021:
Two things should be noted in this new table:
To see the various IMSBC Code classifications for solid bulk cargoes, please click on the following BIMCO Cargo Group listings:
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