Corn (Maize): Also known as Indian corn and widely-grown in Southern Africa, the Far East, South America and the USA.
Apart from its value as a foodstuff, Corn (Maize) has various industrial applications such as starch, and is rich in glucose.
Corn-gluten feed pellets being a by-product are used as an animal feed which is highly regarded for its gluten protein.
Corn (Maize) Shipping
Corn (Maize) is particularly liable to heat and to sweat, especially as a result of poor handling prior to shipment.
Corn (Maize) Stowage Factor:
- Corn Bulk Stowage Factor 47/52
- Corn Bagged Stowage Factor 52/55
- Corn Gluten Feed Pellets Bulk Stowage Factor 58/60
Furthermore, principal grains, seeds and pulses, together with certain by-products involved in seaborne trades are:
Alfalfa: A deep-rooted plant of the pea family valued as fodder, particularly in the Americas.
Alfalfa Stowage Factor:
- Alfalfa Pellets Bulk Stowage Factor 64/66
- Alfalfa Pellets Bagged Stowage Factor 69/71
Barley: A generally light stowing grain exported extensively in bulk and in bags from Canada, Europe, and Australasia, and used in malt-making, bread and cattle-food, as well as for brewing and distilling. Imported in large quantities into Red Sea and Arabian Gulf countries, usually in bags.
Barley Stowage Factor:
- Barley (Australian) Bulk Stowage Factor 47/51
- Barley (Australian) Bagged Stowage Factor 52/54
- Barley (Northern Hemisphere) Bulk Stowage Factor 53/55
- Barley (Northern Hemisphere) Bagged Stowage Factor 58/60