Mitigating carriage risks

Published 28 July 2014

Cement is a notoriously-difficult cargo to transport. To ensure cement is transported without any insurance claims, several precautions need to be taken. These range from product loss issues to health and safety considerations. Marine insurer Skuld shares its extensive experience in loss prevention. By Nikita Lulla, Skuld, Hong Kong.

Cement cargoes present specific shipping demands due to their hydrophobic nature

Cement cargoes, which account for about five per cent of dry bulk trade, can prove to be extremely problematic when carried in conventional bulk carriers as opposed to specialised cement carriers. If not dealt with in an appropriate manner, cement carriage can result in excessive cleaning expenses as well as a range of other issues and delay the vessel for a significant period of time.

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