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IMSBC Code Changes: HRL Technology

Posted by Nick Miller on 14 November 2016

Are you ready for the revised IMSBC Code regulations, coming in January?


Companies transporting packaged goods via road, rail, or sea are required to test their goods against a number of different codes, ensuring their 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.  

IMSBC Code ChangesThis 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 the 1st of January this year on a voluntary basis, anticipating their official entry into force on the 1st of January, 2017.

With the 1st of January drawing ever closer, 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 which has been properly recorded, assessed, and justified?" If not, it's time to take action.

To find out if you're compliant with the revised IMSBC Code, contact our expert Nick Miller on 61 3 9565 9912 or nmiller@hrl.com.au. Or, discover more about our unmatched  Dangerous Goods Testing capabilities.

Author: Nick Miller
About: Industrial Chemist / Business Unit Leader Nick has over 20 years of experience working as a chemist in the power generation and mineral processing industries. Inorganic and elemental analysis of various sample types, particularly fuels such as coal, oil and biosolids as well as pharmaceuticals, soils and waters. Material characterisation particularly for energy industries. Trace metal determination on a wide range of samples. Thermal analysis including oxidation and pyrolysis reactions. Problem solving for difficult sample matrices.
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