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Testing of solid bulk cargoes for corrosivity - IMO issues final guidance

29 November 2022

BIMCO providing guidance on the corrosivity test that is applied to solid bulk cargoes under the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code. This is for testing of solid bulk cargoes as corrosive solids under the hazard classification of materials that are hazardous when transported in bulk (MHB).

IMSBC Code group A and B cargoes

21 November 2023

A Group A and B cargo is one which may liquefy/dynamically separate ( Group A) and possess chemical hazards ( Group B). Note : Group A cargoes are cargoes which possess a hazard due to moisture that may result in liquefaction or dynamic separation if shipped at a moisture content in excess of their transportable moisture limit. Group B cargoes are cargoes which possess a chemical hazard that could give rise to a dangerous situation on a ship

The IMDG Code - what is it and how does it work?

04 May 2021

BIMCO providing a brief description of what the International Maritime Dangerous Goods ( IMDG) Code is about and how the amendments come into force every two years and when there is a transition period in which either one of the two amendments can be valid.

Revised Form for Cargo Information for Solid Bulk Cargoes

07 July 2023

BIMCO providing information and guidance in relation to the revision of this cargo information and declaration form for the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code. The revised form is also available for easy downloading here.