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December 1, 2023

Bulk Carriers

01/12/2023 (with voluntary early application from 1 January 2023.)

Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code (06-21)

Amendment 06-21 includes (but is not limited to):

  • A revised definition of Group A – “Group A consists of cargoes which possess a hazard due to moisture that may result in liquefaction or dynamic separation if shipped at a moisture content in excess of their transportable moisture limit.”
  • Reclassification of ammonium nitrate-based fertiliser (non-hazardous) and new individual schedules and clarification of the term ‘intrinsically safe’ for the same.
  • Replacement of the text in section 7 to read “Cargoes which may liquefy or undergo dynamic separation”.
  • New individual schedules for lead concentrate and Leach Residue Containing Lead.
  • New draft individual schedule for nitrogen-phosphorus fertiliser with sulphur and micronutrients (boron and zinc).


December 1, 2023
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