New Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers published, 21 January 2020
New Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake
in Containers have been published jointly by the CINS (the Cargo
Incident Notification System) and the International Group of
P&I Clubs. The document is available to download from the CINS
website - http://www.cinsnet.com/newsy/
"Seed Cake" is the term used for pulp, meals,
cake, pellets, expellers and other similar cargo, where edible
vegetable oils have been removed from oil-bearing seeds, cereals or
commodities with similar properties .
The practices set out in this document are
intended to improve safety during the carriage of Seed Cake and to
ensure that it is declared, packaged and carried properly. Seed
Cake shall be transported in compliance with the requirements set
out in the IMDG Code. The practices set out in these Guidelines
include selected provisions from the IMDG Code plus additional
precautions to enhance its safe carriage.
Cargo Incident Notification
CINS is a shipping line initiative,
established to improve safety in the supply chain, reduce the
number of cargo incidents on-board ships and on land, and highlight
the risks caused by certain cargoes and/or packing failures.
Membership of CINS comprises over 85 percent of the world's
container slot capacity.
International Group of P&I
The thirteen principal underwriting
associations which comprise the International Group, between them
provide liability cover (protection and indemnity) for
approximately 90% of the world's ocean-going tonnage.