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Shipper's responsibility under SOLAS, MARPOL and the IMSBC Code and obligation relating to the cargo declaration form.
BIMCO will report from now till 31 December 2020, a series of articles, informing members of what to expect in the revised IMSBC Code which wlll come into force on 1 January 2021. The first article which BIMCO reports today is on changes made to the " Seed cakes" entries in the IMSBC Code.
Providing information on assignment of a Bulk Cargo Shipping Name (BCSN) in the IMSBC Code and the latest amendment made to such assignment, brought about by Amendment 05-19.
BIMCO continues to receive enquiries about the cargo “mill scale” which is not listed in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code. Should this cargo be carried under a tripartite agreement or is it in fact just listed in the IMSBC Code under another name?
BIMCO explains the carriage requirements of UN 3077 environmentally hazardous solid bulk cargoes under the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued a set of important amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), as well as various codes mandatory under the Convention. The changes will enter into force on 1 January 2020 and can be viewed below.
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.