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New partnership aims to enhance safe transportation of chemical cargo via blockchain

On March 9th, 2023 a statement was released by Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), to announce its collaboration with COSCO SHIPPING Lines (COSCO SHIPPING), Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), and the Shanghai Research Institute of Chemical Industry Testing Co., Ltd (SICIT), to improve the safe transportation of chemical cargo by harnessing blockchain technology.

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Swedish Club highlights the dangers of cargo fumigation

Many freight container units and bulk cargo holds on ships are treated with chemical pesticides termed fumigants. Fumigant must be applied according to the correct instructions. As holds are always unventilated for a time after fumigation, there may be a risk of excessive condensation, which can produce sweating or dripping. This can lead to cargo damage as well as fire and explosion risks, warns the Swedish P&I Club.

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