19 April 2018
The shipping of soya beans from the US to China is one of the most significant ‘one commodity’ cargoes that may become affected by the trade war between the US and China.
20 April 2020
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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.
09 March 2017
Nickel ore shipment from the Philippines not only suffers from risk of liquefaction but might be illegal too.
02 August 2017
The 2017 half-year result of the dry bulk terminal vetting is ready. New reports have been added to the database by ships after each port call.
11 July 2017
The Mercantile Marine department of the Ministry of Shipping, India issues new procedures and check list documents for the loading of iron ore fines.
27 October 2017
03 January 2017
A Group A cargo is one which may liquefy if shipped at a moisture content in excess of its transportable moisture limit.
03 January 2017
A Group Group A and B cargo is one which may liquefy and possess chemical hazards
20 October 2015
On 21 October 2015, BIMCO held a one-hour long webinar session on the IMSBC Code, highlighting two very relevant issues for members; i.e. on “How to carry bulk cargoes safely – a shared risk?” and “ What is it – identifying cargo hazards under the IMSBC Code”.