Mr Bingbing Song is a Technical Officer of the Maritime Safety Division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the UN specialized agency responsible for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships. He is acting as the Secretary of the Sub-Committee of Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC), IMO’s senior technical body dealing with the carriage of packaged dangerous goods including nuclear and radioactive materials, solid bulk cargoes, bulk gas cargoes, and containers. The Sub-Committee keeps updated the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code) and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code. It also keeps under review other Codes including the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) and the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code). The Sub-Committee closely collaborates with other UN bodies dealing with the multimodal transport of goods, in particular with IAEA on issues related to nuclear and radioactive materials.
Since joining IMO Bingbing worked for some years for acting as implementation officer for IMO’s Goal-based ship construction standards (GBS) for bulk carriers and oil tankers; as well as being the Secretary for the Editorial & Technical Group (E&T Group), which is an expert standing subsidiary body of the CCC Sub-Committee. In recent years Bingbing has been dealing with matters related to the work of CCC and representing IMO at IAEA’s different bodies.