IMSBC Code e-learning Course

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The IMSBC e-learning course is written and supplied by National Cargo Bureau (NCB), based in New York, USA.

The IMSBC training course is based on the 2022 Edition, incorporating Amendment 06-21 of the Code, which entered into force on 1 January 2023 and remains in force until 31 December 2024.  A copy of the relevant 2022 IMSBC Code is required to follow and complete the course.

This e-learning course has been prepared as an overview of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code and to assist the training of persons in the requirements and use of the Code. It should be of interest to ship’s officers, vessel operators, bulk terminal operators, stevedores, ship agents, surveyors and others in the maritime/bulk cargo field.



    The course comprises of the following elements:

    Introduction to the IMSBC Code – provides an introduction to the Code and looks at its aim, status, implementation and format.

    General Provisions, Precautions, Safety and Cargo Acceptability – looks at the different groups of solid bulk cargoes, what to do if substance not listed in the Code, the required format and description of cargo, definitions, stress and stability concerns, and documentation requirements.

    Technical and Safety Considerations – this covers the technical and safety considerations provided in sections 5-9 of the Code.

    Waste, Security, Stowage Factors and References – this covers the waste, security, stowage factors and references in sections  10 -13 of the Code.

    Individual Schedules of Solid Bulk Cargoes – provides and an overview and examples of entries in Appendix 1 and Appendix 4 of the Code

    Supplement to the IMSBC Code – looks at the supplement specifically focusing on the BLU Code, BLU manual and entering enclosed spaces


    The IMSBC Code e-learning course follows the well-established and tested format used in the range of NCB e-learning courses.  It comprises of 6 individual lessons (elements).  Students take the courses at their own pace or within a set timeframe and can monitor their own progress as they proceed.


    Learn – tutorial screens in the course elements use text, graphics and animation.

    View references – browse internet sources or cross reference material.

    Test understanding – there is a test of the student’s understanding of the content with multiple-choice and graphic-based questions.

    Course completion certificate – element test scores build towards a final Course Completion Certificate score.


    Cost-effective and flexible – typically a fraction of the cost of expensive classroom time and less disruptive than absence from work

    Efficiency – delivers consistent training standards across global operations.

    Certificate – course completion certificate is provided as a record of training.

    Expertise – developed by established industry experts in the IMSBC Code and e-learning course development.

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