Home » Uncategorized » BIMCO reports new cargoes affecting the IMSBC Code BIMCO reports new cargoes affecting the IMSBC Code By sailor.news team On October 22, 2020 In Uncategorized No Comments In light of the revised International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code, which will come into force on 1 January 2021, BIMCO reported new developments that affect the code. Specifically, BIMCO focused on new cargoes added, marking that a total of 11 new cargoes have been incorporated into the IMSBC Code, which are the following: Bauxite Fines, Group A Brucite, Group C Calcium Flouride, Calcium Sulphate and Calcium Carbonate Mixture, Group A Chlorite, Group C Ferronickel Slag (Granulated), Group C Flue Dust containing Lead and Zinc, Group A and B, MHB (CR, TX) Iron Silicate Granulated, Group A ( added to existing cargo entry ” Copper slag”) Matte containing Copper and Lead, Group B, MHB ( CR and/or TX) Metal Sulphide Concentrates, Self-heating, UN 3190, Group A and B, MHB (WT and/or TX and/or CR), class 4.2. Seed Cakes and other Residues of Processed Oily Vegetables, Group B, MHB ( SH) Zinc Oxide Enriched Flue Dust, Group A and B, MHB (TX) Explanatory notes to the IMSBC Code classification: Group A cargoes are cargoes that may liquefy if shipped at a moisture content in excess of its transportable moisture limit (TML) Group B cargoes are cargoes that possess a chemical hazard (s) that could give rise to a dangerous situation on a ship Group C cargoes are cargoes that neither liquefy nor possess chemical hazards Group A and B cargoes are cargoes that may liquefy and possess chemical hazards According to BIMCO, MHB cargoes are cargoes that are hazardous only in bulk and some of the hazards are notated as follows: CR- a MHB cargo that is corrosive CB – a MHB cargo that is combustible WT – a MHB cargo that emits toxic gas when wet WF- a MHB cargo that emits flammable gas when wet TX – a MHB cargo that is toxic SH- a MHB cargo that self-heats The post BIMCO reports new cargoes affecting the IMSBC Code appeared first on SAFETY4SEA. Source link Tweet Related Posts When stowaways turn violent – SAFETY4SEA One year of IMO Sulphur cap: Lessons learned and the way forward Warning signs of heat stress Building Resilience: Seafarers need to be energized and feel vitality About Author sailor.news team Leave A Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.