The IG and CINS: Updated Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers

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This is a joint publication of CINS (the Cargo Incident Notification System) and the International Group of P&I Clubs outlining updated guidlines for the safe carriage of seed cake (including seed meal) in containers. 

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.

These Guidelines for the carriage of Seed Cake in containers have been prepared by Working Groups of CINS (Cargo Incident Notification System). The practices set out in the attached document are intended to improve safety during the carriage of Seed Cake and to ensure that it is properly declared, packaged and carried.

Seed Cake shall be transported in compliance with the requirements set out in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code). The practices set out in the attached include selected provisions from the IMDG Code plus additional precautions to enhance its safe carriage.

For more information please get in touch with your UK Club contact who will be pleased to assist you. 


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