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Dangers associated with the carriage of direct reduced iron (C ) fines

19 November 2020

A cargo that is extremely highly reactive in the presence of water, reacting with air to produce hydrogen, a flammable gas and heat. The explosion and tragic loss of life on "Ythan" in 2004 as well as the deliberate sinking by the French Authorities of the “Adamandas” (2003) with her cargo and bunkers on board culminated into a new cargo entry called Direct reduced iron ore fines in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC ) Code.

BIMCO supports new Group A definition of cargoes that may liquefy

17 September 2019

BIMCO has contributed to a discussion at the IMO to change the definition of Group A cargoes that may liquefy, after new research on liquefaction of bauxite cargoes concluded that dynamic separation can also affect cargo stability in addition to liquefaction.

Mill Scale – is this cargo listed in the IMSBC Code?

28 February 2022

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?

Amendment 03-15 (2016 Edition), IMSBC Code

03 January 2017

Amendment 03-15 to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code becomes mandatory effective 1 January 2017. BIMCO provides a summary of the amendments.