Iron ore is widely mixed with other ores and carried as a raw material or, after processing of this material, as an alloy which is termed exothermic, used for steel- making. Furthermore, it is being moulded into alloy briquettes. Amongst these alloys are:
Ferro-Chromium: shipped as dust or in lumps, a fairly harmless cargo except that no hot work should be allowed in its vicinity.
Ferro-Manganese: has similar shipping properties to ferro-chromium.
Ferro-Phosphorus: has a tendency to emit toxic gas if in contact with water, and thus must be kept dry and ventilated, and away from the habitable parts of the carrying ship.
- Bulk Ferro-chromium Stowage Factor 6/9
- Bulk Ferro-manganese Stowage Factor 6/10
- Bulk Ferro-phosphorus Stowage Factor 15/18