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Solid bulk cargoes carriage update

The RMI informs on procedures to be followed when loading cargoes that may be subject to liquefaction and new safety and cargo declaration information, including the need to potentially determine the flow moisture point (FMP), transportable moisture limit (TML), and actual moisture content (MC) of the cargo to be loaded.

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Intercargo to examine future amendments to the IMSBC Code

Kostas G. Gkonis, Secretary General, Intercargo, says the 2016 topics and concerns continue in 2017, therefore, liquefaction remains a major problem for dry bulk shipping as well. Dr. Gkonis said that the Association is looking into future amendments to the IMSBC Code and plans to develop a new guide for masters on cargoes that may liquefy to increase awareness on that important topic.

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Best practice for ‘can-tests’

The UK P&I Club looks at the dangers of cargo liquefaction and the steps members can take to mitigate the risk and calls operators to use ‘can-test’ to mitigate the risk. Therefore, the Club has produced seven videos in partnership with global cargo experts Minton Treharne & Davis (MTD), to explain what a ‘can-test’ is and what it looks like in practice.

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Safe carriage of mill scale and mill scale fines

The Skuld P&I Club provides advice on the safe carriage of mill scale and mill scale fines which are brittle flakes consisting mainly of iron oxides, derived as by-products from steel manufacturing. The product can be reused as a feedstock in steel production and is therefore collected from various sources and shipped as a bulk commodity once sufficient quantities have been piled up.

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