IMO “IMSBC code” requires the shipper to provide the master or his representative with appropriate information on the cargo sufficiently in advance of loading to enable the precautions which may be necessary for proper stowage and safe carriage of the cargo to be put into effect.
Cargo information shall be confirmed in writing and be accompanied by appropriate shipping documents prior to loading.
Information provided by the shipper shall be
accompanied by a declaration. An example of a cargo declaration form:
As PEAT MOSS is listed as “Group A and B “cargo, which may liquefy if shipped at a moisture content in excess of its transportable moisture limit (TML), IMO “IMSBC code” requires TML certificate to be presented prior cargo can be accepted for carriage.
IMO “IMSBC code” point 4.3.2. states:
“When a concentrate or other cargo which may liquefy is carried, the shipper shall provide the ship's master or his representative with
- a signed certificate of the TML, and
- a signed certificate or declaration of the moisture content,
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