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The Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes (BC Code) has been revised, updated and re-named the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code). It is mandatory under SOLAS from 1 January 2011.

The revision of the Code, and in particular its mandatory status, is a significant change in the regulation for dry bulk cargoes, which may present some challenges in the early stages of implementation and enforcement.

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