IMO Confirms Acceptance For Electronic BDNs

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IMO has formally confirmed that bunker delivery notes (BDNs) are acceptable in either hard copy or digital form, sources IBIA.

Relevant Requirements

It is Provided they meet the relevant requirements of MARPOL Annex VI with additional protection and verification requirements for electronic BDNs. MEPC 80 held in July approved Unified Interpretations to regulations 18.5 and 18.6 of MARPOL Annex VI  have been enclosed and disseminated in IMO circular MEPC.1/Circ.795/Rev.8.

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Source: IBIA