International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto, includes regulations aimed at preventing and minimizing pollution from ships by accident and by routine operations.

Metric ton

A unit of weight equal to 1,000 kilograms.

Minor bulks

There are several dry bulk goods such as phosphate rock, fertilizers, bauxite, steel products, forest products, nickel ore, sugar, salt and many others that comprise the minor bulks category.