New Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers have been published jointly by the CINS (the Cargo Incident Notification System) and the International Group of P&I Clubs. The document is available to download from the CINS website - http://www.cinsnet.com/newsy/
"Seed Cake" is the term used for pulp, meals, cake, pellets, expellers and other similar cargo, where edible vegetable oils have been removed from oil-bearing seeds, cereals or commodities with similar properties .
The practices set out in this document are intended to improve safety during the carriage of Seed Cake and to ensure that it is declared, packaged and carried properly. Seed Cake shall be transported in compliance with the requirements set out in the IMDG Code. The practices set out in these Guidelines include selected provisions from the IMDG Code plus additional precautions to enhance its safe carriage.
Cargo Incident Notification System
CINS is a shipping line initiative, established to improve safety in the supply chain, reduce the number of cargo incidents on-board ships and on land, and highlight the risks caused by certain cargoes and/or packing failures. Membership of CINS comprises over 85 percent of the world's container slot capacity.
International Group of P&I Clubs
The thirteen principal underwriting associations which comprise the International Group, between them provide liability cover (protection and indemnity) for approximately 90% of the world's ocean-going tonnage.