Wheat Stowage Factor

Wheat Stowage Factor

Wheat: A heavy stowing corn grass, providing the most important bread food of the world and exported in huge quantities from Canada, the USA and Australia.

Generally, wheat is shipped in bulk but occasionally in bags.

Wheat includes hard wheat and soft wheat. Wheat is used for a variety of breads, cakes and flour.

Often Wheat is ground and shipped as wheat flour in bags, the hard grains retained after the finer parts have passed through the milling process being termed semolina, used in the production of spaghetti, macaroni, etc.

The light-stowing outer layer of wheat grain separated from flour during milling, wheat bran, forms another valuable food product, usually being carried in bags at sea.

Wheat, groundless finely than flour forms wheat-meal. Off-grades are termed Feed Wheat and utilised as animal-poultry food.

Wheat and all its by-products is capable of pelletisation, such as Whole Wheat Pellets; Pelletised Wheatbran; and Wheat Milling or Middling Pellets; and is shipped in either bags or bulk.

Wheat Stowage Factor

  • Wheat Bulk Stowage Factor 44/49
  • Wheat Bagged Stowage Factor 47/52
  • Wheat Bran Bulk Stowage Factor 70/110
  • Wheat Bran Bagged Stowage Factor 80/120
  • Wheat Flour Bulk Stowage Factor 51/55
  • Wheat Flour Bagged Stowage Factor 51/59
  • Wheat Middlings Bulk Stowage Factor 58/70
  • Wheat Middlings Bagged Stowage Factor 80/90
  • Wheat Pellets Bulk Stowage Factor 53/60
  • Wheat Pellets Bagged Stowage Factor 60/70
  • Semolina Bulk Stowage Factor 64/66



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


Pulses: A general name for certain food plants such as peas, beans and lentils, grown throughout the world and all capable of processing for oils, expellers, pellets and cakes. The most significant members of the group from a seaborne trade aspect are: Soyabeans: which see, and Chickpeas & Lentils: exported mainly in bags from the Eastern Mediterranean: Beans: exported from South America.

Beans Stowage Factor:

  • Beans Bulk Stowage Factor 50/55
  • Beans Bagged Stowage Factor 55/60

Lentils Stowage Factor:

  • Lentils Bulk Stowage Factor 50/55
  • Lentils Bagged Stowage Factor 55/60


Rapeseed: A member of the cabbage family extensively exported in bulk from Canada, the seeds of which yield oils, the remainder after extraction being utilised for oilcake for cattle. It is also shipped in pellet form and as expellers.

Rapeseed Stowage Factor:

  • Rapeseed Bulk Stowage Factor 53/57
  • Rapeseed Bagged Stowage Factor 60/65
  • Rapeseed Bulk Expellers and Pellets Stowage Factor 53/57