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Thursday, December 19, 2019 

Lloyd's Register has issued a reminder that Amendments to the IMO's International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code will enter into force on 1 January 2021 and can be implemented voluntarily from 1 January 2020.

The amendments introduce new individual cargo schedules with specific carriage requirements for the following Group B cargoes (cargoes that possess a chemical hazard which could give rise to a dangerous situation on a ship):


  • Flue Dust, containing Lead and Zinc.
  • Matte containing Copper and Lead.
  • Metal Sulphide concentrates, self-heating UN 3190.
  • Seed Cakes and Other Residues of Processed Oily Vegetables.
  • Zinc Oxide-Enriched Flue Dust.


Certification that includes the new cargoes can be requested from LR after the voluntary application date.

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