827 - 06/12 - Zinc-rich by-products - Bar, Montenegro

Two recent incidents have given cause for concern regarding the concentration of moisture in stockpiles of Zinc-rich by-products exported from Bar, Montenegro.

In one recent case, the Club is having to deal with the consequences of a Zinc-rich cargo loaded with a moisture content above the Transportable Moisture Limit (TML), the result of which will require the ship to carry out a full discharge at an intermediate port in order to dry the cargo to an acceptable level.



The condition of the cargo in one of the holds can be seen in the accompanying photograph.

The Club recommends that Members who are proposing to load cargoes of Zinc, Zinc Ore, Zinc Oxides, Zinc concentrate or Pyrites from Montenegro should exercise caution and should contact the Club for advice.


Source of Information: 
Loss Prevention Dept.

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