Humidity-related cargo failure mechanisms remain a huge risk for dry bulk shipping companies, warns industry association Intercargo, though the association is pleased with the introduction of new rules on the matter.
According to the association, 101 seafarers have lost their lives from 2008 to 2017 in incidents related to liquefaction, in which excessive humidity levels can change the state of commodities such as nickel and iron ore, making them liquid and thus displacing them in the cargo holds.
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