Philippines – Nickel Ore

20 January 2016

Members considering fixtures and/or orders to load nickel ore should note that the Correspondent in the Philippines, Pandiman Philippines Inc, reports that there have been some problems arising out of a nickel ore cargo being offered for shipment from a port which is not near to a nickel ore mine.

Members should be particularly vigilant when fixing to load and/or loading nickel ore cargo from such ports. Members are reminded of the dangers associated with the carriage of nickel ore, which may liquefy if the moisture content of the cargo exceeds the Transportable Moisture Limit. For detailed information on the Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore Cargoes, Members should refer to the Club’s Circular – a copy can be accessed by clicking here. Further, a copy of the Club’s Circular with details of the Mandatory Notification Requirements can be accessed by clicking here.