IBC and MARPOL Annex II changes required ahead of 1 January 2021

Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) and International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships, 1973 as modified by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL) Annex II - Carriage of noxious liquid substances in bulk, will impact all stakeholders in the chemical and Vegetable oils trade. As the amendments enter into force on 1 January 2021, BIMCO recommends that ships replace existing certificates as soon as possible, to make sure the vessels are operational come 1 January, 2021.


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