Guidelines for the Carriage of Charcoal and Carbon in Containers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Certain cargoes have self-heating properties which can lead to spontaneous combustion and fires that threaten harm to people, property and the environment. Charcoal and other forms of carbon are amongst such cargoes and they require certain preparations before they can be shipped safely. It is estimated that global production of wood Charcoal and Carbon…

Loss Prevention: Sea Transportation of Ammonium Nitrate Based Fertilizers

This guidance describes safety practices recommended for sea transport (ship loading, transportation and discharging) of ammonium nitrate (AN) based fertilizers. Note: This sheet is for advice only and shippers and masters must consult the IMDG Code whenever shipping or carrying Ammonium Nitrate or any other class of dangerous good. All persons involved in the transport of packaged…

ABS: new guide for Hazardous Materials Inventory

ABS has published a new edition of the ABS Guide for the Inventory of Hazardous Materials. The Guide provides ABS requirements for reviewing and verifying the initial Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for newbuilds and existing vessels and defines obligations for maintenance, verification and endorsement for vessels in service. “It is important for guidance to…