18 July 2018
20 December 2019
On 5th December 2019, BIMCO held a one-hour long webinar session on the IMSBC Code, highlighting the difficulties that shipowners encounter when they are transporting solid bulk cargoes, together with some BIMCO recommendations put forward that could help improve the situation.
02 August 2018
IACS has revised Recommendation 46 "BULK CARRIERS– Guidance and Information on Bulk Cargo Loading and Discharging to Reduce the Likelihood of Over-stressing the Hull Structure" in July 2018.
06 June 2018
ClassNK and Rio Tinto issue important information on safe shipment of solid bulk cargoes relating to dynamic separation and resulting free slurry surface effect.
07 February 2017
Due to a couple of incidents in late 2015 and early 2016 shipments of palm kernel shells were were shown to emit very high levels of methane (flammable ) gas in the cargo spaces.
13 July 2018
To get members ready for the new Code coming into effect 1 January 2019, BIMCO gives a run down of the major amendments that would impact members' business dealing with the carriage of dry bulk cargoes.
10 March 2017
BIMCO assists a member with a query about whether there were any international regulations or recommendations governing the carriage of solid bulk cargoes on barges.
28 January 2020
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.
17 September 2019
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.
30 January 2020
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has made changes to regulation of liquid cargo and, as a result, revised Certificate of Fitness requirements.