Loading iron ore/pyrites in bulk at Novorossiysk port
It is to be noted that the iron ore/pyrites cargo with the certain
moisture contents and of certain weight is delivered in r.w. wagons from the
During the long-continued transportation the weight of the cargo is
changing due to evaporation, dampness and spillage. However, the shipper is used
to try to state the weight figure learnt by him from the cargo producer.
Moreover, the cargo receiver requires clean on board bill of lading not giving
opportunity from the Master to insert his remark in relation to the cargo
It is wise for owners to satisfy themselves as to the quantity of cargo loaded
onboard and to have this figure inserted on the bill of lading, rather than the
figure showing the amount when left the shipper’s premises and stated by the
avoid the eventual shortage claims it would be most valuable to have a surveyor
appointed on behalf of the Owner to perform draft survey and full assistance to
Master while loading and clausing Mate’s Receipt(s) and Bill(s) of Lading.
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