Companies transporting packaged goods via road, rail, or sea are required to test their goods against a number of different codes, ensuring safe transport. One such code, the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code supports the safe stowage and shipment of solid bulk cargoes by providing information on the associated dangers.
This code is reviewed on a frequent basis and in June last year, the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) adopted a series of amendments under Resolution MSC.393 (95), which relate to the IMSBC Code, including specific changes to Section 9 of the Code Material Hazardous Only in Bulk (MHB).
As a result of the changes under Resolution MSC.393(95), incorporating amendment 03-15, the changes were applied from 1 of January this year on a voluntary basis, anticipating their official entry into force on the 1 January 2017.
Now is the time to ask yourself the question, “Will our organisation comply with the changes to section 9 of the material hazardous code for MHB in a manner that has been properly recorded, assessed, and justified?” If not, it’s time to take action.
To find out if you are compliant with the revised IMSBC Code, please contact the company via the enquiry form.