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Successfully navigating the challenges of transporting grains and soya beans

A new publication from The Swedish Club, Bulker focus: Carriage of grains and soya beans explores the most common causes of cargo damage when grains and soya beans are transported in bulk carriers, and provides advice on how to prevent them. It also focuses on fumigation and ventilation in detail and contains case studies illustrating many of the common issues faced when transporting these goods.

The efficient transportation of grains and soya beans by sea is essential to global trade, enabling these important commodities to be traded across continents. Such trade occurs on a massive scale, with grains and soya beans serving as staple food sources in addition to being used in many industries, including animal feed production, biofuels, chemicals and food processing.

Grains and soya beans each have their own claims patterns. In this article we explore the claims picture for grain cargoes – the main issues, and the loss prevention measures that can be taken to mitigate them.

Read the full article in Triton 2-2023>