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Solid bulk cargo database

08 December 2022

A valuable supplement to the IMSBC Code, containing cargo information and carriage requirements of solid bulk cargoes commonly transported. Amendment (Amdt) 05-19 (2020 edition) is the current Code in force. Amdt 06-21 is in voluntary application effective 1 January 2023. It will take over Amdt 05-19 as mandatory Code on 1 December 2023.

UN 3077 solid bulk cargoes

13 October 2022

BIMCO continues to receive enquiries on UN 3077 solid bulk cargoes and how they should be handled under the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code. BIMCO provides an explanation including an interpretation on how these cargoes are viewed in the IMSBC Code.

Dangers associated with the carriage of iron sand

19 November 2020

Iron sand as popularly known is carried under an official bulk cargo shipping name " Titanomagnetite Sand"in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code. Providing information on the dangers of carrying this cargo, the carriage requirements needed under the IMSBC Code and advice that P&I club should be consulted if necessary.

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).