Potash

Potash

Potash: A fertilizer used particularly to enhance light, sandy soils, refers to any material – natural or a by-product, such as wood-ash, containing the element potassium.

Most seaborne potash takes the form of carbonate – a salt – a harmless granular substance, although concentrated potassium chloride is carried under its more usual name of Muriate of Potash (MOP).

Major potash exports come from the USA and Canada; the GDR; the Russia (the world’s leading producer); the Europe; and from Israel (where the Dead Sea waters form an important source).

  • Potash Bulk Stowage Factor 33/36