CINS Guidelines for the carriage of seed cake in containers

February 2020

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Members who operate container vessels should note that CINS (Cargo Incident Notification System) has just published “Guidelines for the carriage of seed cake in containers” on board containerships. This is a joint publication of CINS (the Cargo Incident Notification System) and the International Group of P&I Clubs. The publication is entitled “Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers”.

Seed cake is the term used for pulp, meals, cake, pellets, expellers and other similar cargoes where the edible vegetable oils have been removed from oil-bearing seeds, cereals or commodities with similar properties.

This publication is intended to supplement the requirements of the IMDG Code and individual operators’ procedures for the safe stowage and carriage of seed cake in containers onboard their containerships, and to ensure that it is properly declared, packaged and carried.

Further CINS publications can be downloaded here: http://www.cinsnet.com/documents/