IMSBC CODE AMENDMENTS COME INTO FORCE

January 18, 2019

The 2017 set of amendments (04-17) to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code) cargoes entered into force on 1 January 2019. Key amendments include highlighting the shipper’s responsibility for declaring whether or not a solid bulk cargo, other than grain, is harmful to the marine environment; updated carriage requirements for a number of specific cargoes and amendments to paragraphs 4.5.1 and 4.5.2, highlighting the responsibility of the shipper for ensuring that a test to determine the transportable moisture limit (TML) of a solid bulk cargo is conducted.

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