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Preparation for loading bulk cargo

GUIDANCE ON PREPARING CARGO HOLDS AND LOADING OF SOLID BULK CARGOES

Preparation of cargo holds for the next intended carriage is a critical element of bulk carrier operations, requiring careful planning and competent execution. A lack of proper preparation not only leads to claims related to cargo quality, such as contamination, water ingress or shortage claims, but also contractual claims relating to failed or delayed surveys, off-hire claims and charter party disputes.
This guidance from SKULD P&I gives practical advice, including case studies, to everyone involved in the ‘cargo chain’ from the chartering and operations team ashore, to the Master, Chief Officer and crew on-board