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Reminder: regulatory changes will affect liquid cargo from 1 January 2021

23 November 2020

All tankers carrying liquid cargoes governed by the International Code for Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) and MARPOL Annex II should be checked and verified for compliance ahead of the regulatory changes that are taking effect from the new year.

BIMCO Liquid Cargo Database updated to cover 2021 amendments

03 November 2020

BIMCO’s liquid cargo database has been updated to reflect amendments to The International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) and MARPOL Annex II Regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk.

New bauxite cargoes in BIMCO solid cargo database

21 February 2018

Members can now view the two new cargo entries, Bauxite and Bauxite Fines, in the BIMCO solid bulk cargo database. These cargoes are to be read in conjunction with International Maritime Organization (IMO) circular CCC.1/circ. 2/rev. 1.

IMSBC Code group C cargoes

04 May 2021

A Group C cargo is a cargo which is neither liable to liquefy (Group A) nor to possess chemical hazards (Group B).

SOLAS - Carriage of Cargoes

22 December 2020

BIMCO provides a summary of the important SOLAS regulations that impact the carriage of solid bulk cargoes.

IMSBC Code group B cargoes

04 May 2021

A Group B cargo is one which possesses a chemical hazard which could give rise to a dangerous situation on a ship.

IMO: Carriage of Cargoes and Containers - cargoes that may liquefy

14 September 2018

BIMCO representatives from the Maritime Information Department have attended the 5th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5), held at the IMO London headquarters from 10 to 14 September 2018.

IMSBC Code group A cargoes

04 May 2021

A Group A cargo is one which may liquefy if shipped at a moisture content in excess of its transportable moisture limit.