This latest edition considers the carriage of potatoes and soybean and soybean meal. For potatoes the problems of heat production and infestation are considered, recommendations on ventilation are made and the trade in potatoes outlined. The problems of soybean carriage are described as well as methods of discharging damaged cargoes. Comment is made about a darker colour being the principle sign of damaged beans. The section on packaging of cargoes for ocean carriage looks at the pre-packaging of goods in cartons, sacks, rigid plastic containers and rigid drums and stresses the need to ensure adequacy of packaging for the rigours of sea transport. The carrier is responsible for liquid bulk cargoes from the time of loading to time of discharge and includes the loading and discharging operations. This requirement of the Hague & Hague Visby rules requires for the issue of a bill of lading an effective sampling system. The next section of the booklet describes many aspects of sampling including sampling procedures, sampling labelling, storage and instruments, many of which are illustrated. The last two articles cover vacuum packed chilled meat and the transport of dangerous chemicals, mentioning in the latter case various incidents including portable tanks of a product called ethylidene norbornene.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Copies of the original material available to members at a cost of 0.15 pounds per page, and to non-members at 0.30 pounds per page to include postage. There will be a minimum charge of 3.00 pounds to members and 6.00 pounds to non-members for this service.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mutual Steamship Assurance Assoc (Bermuda) Ltd

  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319007
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM