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Cargo ship loaded with containers close to coast

Advice, Loss Prevention

Focus: Charcoal fires

Cargo that is self-heating when shipping charcoal is a delicate issue. Our Loss Prevention team has highlighted the risks through some real-life cases.

Adequate heat treatment and cooling before packing according to the IMDG Code can be of help for preventing fires. Relevant documentation and packing requirements are crucial.

The importance of where the cargo is loaded is also a very vital matter in the cases that are presented.

Learn more about charcoal fires »
(from our publication Fire! A guide to the causes and prevention of cargo fires)

By highlighting the causes of wet damage on cargo we are striving at assisting shipowners and crews in their safety work.