596 - 8/08 - Grain imports - Kuwait

Carriers discharging food grain in bulk at the Kuwait Port (Shuwaikh) should be aware that the Receivers, Kuwait Flour Mills,  which is a government owned entity, will not accept any mode of quantity measurement (such as draft surveys) other than that recorded through their own shore scales. These scales are reportedly highly accurate and calibrated frequently. The scales are certified once every year by the manufacturer - a representative engineer is flown in specifically for this purpose.