Marine Order 34 (Solid bulk cargoes) - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this code if you operate a ship registered in Australia, or any ship in the territorial sea of Australia. This code applies to the loading, stowing, carriage and unloading of solid bulk cargoes. 

The master of a ship has a responsibility to ensure that solid bulk cargoes are loaded and trimmed in accordance with section 5 of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code) and the Code of Practice for the Safe loading and unloading of Bulk Carriers (BLU Code).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Comply All Marine Order 34 (Solid bulk cargoes) (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 AG

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 34 (Solid bulk cargoes) 2016 AG

Additional information

Please note that this code of practice does not cover grain. The transport of grain is covered by the International Grain Code (1991)

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Ship Safety Division

Contact details

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Ship Safety Division

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Operating address: 82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon, Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6279 5000