IMSBC Code: International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code and Supplement, 2016 Edition (KH260E) (eBook)

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The International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code and supplement is commended to Administrations, shipowners, shippers and masters and all others concerned with the standards to be applied in the safe stowage and shipment of solid bulk cargoes, excluding grain. This publication presents additional information that supplements the IMSBC Code, such as the Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers (BLU Code, including BLU Manual) and Recommendations on the safe use of pesticides in ships applicable to the fumigation of cargo holds.

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The IMSBC Code, adopted on 4 December 2008 by resolution MSC.268(85), entered into force on 1 January 2011, from which date it was made mandatory under the provisions of the SOLAS Convention. The Code was amended by resolution MSC.318(89), incorporating amendment 01-11, by resolution MSC.354(92), incorporating amendment 02-13, and most recently by resolution MSC.393(95), incorporating amendment 03-15, which may be applied from 1 January 2016 on a voluntary basis, anticipating its envisaged official entry into force on 1 January 2017.

 

To keep pace with the expansion and progress of industry in recent years, the Code has undergone many changes, including:

• Fully updated individual schedules for solid bulk cargoes

• New individual schedules for such cargoes as aluminium fluoride, amorphous sodium silicate lumps, boric acid, chemical gypsum, copper slag, glass cullet, iron and steel slag and its mixture iron ore fines, iron oxide technical, iron sinter, manganese component ferroalloy slag, manganese ore fines, scale generated from the iron and steel making process, spodumene (upgraded), wood pellets containing and not containing additives and/or binders, zinc slag, and zircon kyanite concentrate

• References to the most recent SOLAS amendments

• Updated information from the 2016 edition of the IMDG Code.

Preamble

 

IMSBC Code

International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code

 

Supplement

BLU Code

Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers

 

BLU Manual

Manual on loading and unloading of solid bulk cargoes for terminal representatives

 

Uniform method of measurement of the density of bulk cargoes

MSC/Circ.908 (4 June 1999)

 

Lists of solid bulk cargoes for which a gas fire-extinguishing system may be exempted

or for which a fixed gas fire-extinguishing system is ineffective

MSC.1/Circ.1395/Rev.2 (12 June 2015

 

Revised recommendations for entering enclosed spaces aboard ships

Resolution A.1050(27) (30 November 2011)

 

Recommendations on the safe use of pesticides in ships applicable to the fumigation of cargo holds

MSC.1/Circ.1264 (27 May 2008)

 

Guidelines for the submission of information and completion of the format for the properties of cargoes not listed in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code and their conditions of carriage

MSC.1/Circ.1453/Rev.1 (12 June 2015)

 

Guidelines for developing and approving procedures for sampling, testing and controlling the moisture content for solid bulk cargoes which may liquefy

MSC.1/Circ.1454/Rev.1 (15 June 2015)

 

Contact names and addresses of designated national competent authorities responsible for the safe carriage of grain and solid bulk cargoes

BC.1/Circ.73 (26 October 2015)

A​​s a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.  

In other words, its role is to create a level playing-field so that ship operators cannot address their financial issues by simply cutting corners and compromising on safety, security and environmental performance. This approach also encourages innovation and efficiency.

Shipping is a truly international industry, and it can only operate effectively if the regulations and standards are themselves agreed, adopted and implemented on an international basis. And IMO is the forum at which this process takes place.

Title: IMSBC Code: International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code and Supplement, 2016 Edition (KH260E) (eBook)
Subtitle: International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code
Edition: 2016
Number of Pages: 601
Product Code: MM1415EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 9789280116267, ISBN 10: 9280116266
Published Date: July 2016

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