News 07 Apr, 2017

New Loss Prevention Bulletin Published: Cargo Hold Cleaning

When cargo holds are presented for loading cargoes in bulk and they are not sufficiently clean for the intended cargo, delays, off-hire and charter party disputes can arise. Insufficient cleaning can also cause cargo contamination and infestation, leading to cargo damage claims from cargo receivers.

Due to the importance of the preparation and cleaning of cargo holds prior to loading by personnel on vessels involved in preparing cargo holds, as well as those ashore involved in fixing and operating vessels, the Club has published a new Loss Prevention Bulletin “Cargo Hold Cleaning”, containing advice on the various issues surrounding the cleaning of holds with operational guidance addressing the preparation and cleaning of holds.