International Group releases updated guidelines on Calcium Hypochlorite

The International Group of P&I Clubs and the shipping line members of the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) have issued a revised version 3.0 of the Guidelines for the Carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite in Containers.

The Guidelines were first published in May 2016, with version 2.0 of the Guidelines issued in January 2017 to take account of the package limit of 100lb drums under US measurement as well as the package limit of 45kg net weight.

The Guidelines can essentially be considered “IMDG Code plus precautions” in that they include selected provisions from the IMDG Code plus additional precautions consistent with the science basis established in 1999 by consulting scientists advising the IG Clubs.

Version 3.0 of the Guidelines seeks to provide continuity in terms of the referencing of the package limit and provide clarity as to the nature of the Guidelines.