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Maritime News - Carriage of Cargoes & Containers Ninth Session (CCC 9): What’s on the agenda?

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The 9th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC), which deals with the carriage of packaged dangerous goods, solid bulk cargoes, bulk gas cargoes, and containers, will meet in London 20 – 29 September.

Lloyd Register’s The Agenda Preview presents a summary of what is to come. According to Lloyd’s Register, a lot of interest is currently centred around the development of various guidelines related to alternative fuels which will greatly help the industry in its decarbonisation objective Below are some of the topics expected to be discussed at CCC 9:

Alternative fuels

  • Interim guidelines for the safety of ships using hydrogen as fuel: These guidelines are expected to be finalised at this session if the expected outstanding work, which will take place in a working group, is completed.
  • Interim guidelines for the safety of ships using low flashpoint oil fuels: These guidelines are expected to be finalised by 2024. Further development will take place at CCC 9 and it is expected that a Correspondence Group will continue the discussions and submit a report to CCC 10 (September 2024).
  • Interim guidelines for the safety of ships using ammonia: Similarly to the Interim guidelines for the safety of ships using low flashpoint oil fuels, further discussion is expected at CCC 9, principally around the provisions related to the toxicity of ammonia which poses a high risk to human life. These guidelines are expected to be finalised by 2024.
  • Amendments to MSC.1/Circ.1647 – Interim Guidelines for the Safety of Ships Using Fuel Cell Power Installations: CCC 9 will consider amendments the guidelines based on the experience gained by the industry.
  • MSC.1/Circ.1621 – Interim guidelines for the safety of ships using methyl/ethyl alcohol as fuel: If time permits, CCC 9 will start to discuss the development of mandatory instruments regarding methyl/ethyl alcohols. Their development is expected to continue until late 2025 and they could enter into force by 2028.



Amendments to the IGC Code to include “Safety provisions for the safe use of LPG Cargo as fuel”

The amendments should be written in a non-prescriptive way by introducing requirements for a limited risk assessment. The aim is to submit a draft to MSC 108 for approval and consequent adoption at MSC 109.

The entry into force is expected to be 1 January 2028 and, in order to speed up global adoption, voluntary early implementation could be permitted by 2024.

Revision of the Interim recommendations for carriage of liquefied hydrogen in bulk

As the size of the hydrogen containment system grows due to ships’ need for longer routes, the structural strength requirements of a vacuum vessel becomes a significant challenge.

Hence, to facilitate the implementation of large-scale liquid hydrogen cargo enclosures aboard ships, novel containment system designs need to be explored. There are many technical and human centred challenges so it is expected to be a deep discussion around these amendments which could be finalised in 2024.


Posted by The Editorial Team of safety4sea.com -  September 8, 2023


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IMDG & Hazards Warning Diamonds

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The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) is an internationally recognized set of guidelines and regulations, developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and governs the processes by which classified cargo may be transported by sea.

Documentation: Proper documentation is crucial for the safe transport of dangerous goods. The IMDG Code specifies the information that must be included in shipping documents to inform those involved in handling and transport about the nature of the goods.

Emergency Procedures: The code provides guidance on emergency response procedures in case of incidents involving dangerous goods during maritime transport.

Also, it emphasizes the importance of training for personnel involved in the transportation, handling, and emergency response related to dangerous goods.

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Prohibition signs are used to restrict or prohibit the movement and actions of persons and are necessary to ensure safety and avoid accidents.

They follow internationally recognised symbols and designs (SOLAS), ensuring uniformity and ease of understanding across different cultures and languages. This consistency helps crew members and visitors from diverse backgrounds comprehend the safety instructions quickly and effectively.

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Prohibition signs often cover actions that may be dangerous during emergency situations, such as the prohibition of smoking, open flames, or improper use of fire-fighting equipment.

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Selected IMO Safety Signs and Posters have been translated into languages other than English.

Following SOLAS regulations and many IMO resolutions, we respond to requirements of providing information in the working language of the vessel. With safety as a goal, we use globally recognised symbols and provide an ever-increasing number of signs and posters, available in languages other than English for non-English speaking crew members.


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Marine Lite-Exhibits at the Posidonia 2022 Exhibition

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Marine Lite Printing SA took participation for 8th time at the Posidonia Exhibition which was being held from the 6th to the 10th of June 2022 in Greece. Together with us on our stand our principle of 16 years Martechnic GmbH.


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Most photoluminescent Sign manufacturers use PVC materials. PVC is the single most damaging of all plastics. PVC has been proven to contaminate the environment throughout its lifecycle (production-use-disposal).

A substantial number of Ship Owners World Wide are now demanding PVC-free products as they become more environmentally responsible.

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We can also confirm that we use the only Non-PVC based Photoluminescent material (Jessup GloBrite) on the market that is accredited to Lloyds Register type approval Modules B and D and Lloyds Register Certificate of Fire Approval.

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