Cargo claims of ‘black soy beans’ from Brazil
The Skuld P&I Club has issued news alert on its website regarding a number of claims arose in China over “black soy beans”, where the quantity of burnt / heat damaged beans exceeded normal tolerance margins following a significant fire in a cargo silo in Santos, Brazil, which apparently damaged a significant number of soy beans.
The Club is continuing to monitor the matter, but it appears as if parts of the damaged soy bean cargo may have found their way into otherwise “clean” cargoes.
Operators are advised of exercising particular diligence while loading soy beans in Santos for the prevailing period and the Association would recommend that load port samples are taken for the preservation of vital evidence of the state of the cargo upon shipment.
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