Lloyd’s Register, the UK P&I Club, and Intercargo have produced a pocket guide for ships’ officers and agents who arrange cargoes for loading. The pocket guide and flowchart are the updated version issued in March 2016. The previous version of this joint work by LR, UK P&I and INTERCARGO was issued in 2013.
The pocket guide and flowchart provide guidance on carrying solid bulk cargoes safely.
The pocket guide outlines the precautions to be taken before accepting solid bulk cargoes for shipment; sets out procedures for safe loading and carriage; details the primary hazards associated with different types of cargo; and underlines the importance of proper cargo declarations. A quick reference checklist and flowchart summarise the steps to be followed.