Timber is a valuable product and little is wasted. Consequently. even sawdust and chippings of wood are utilised and require transport by sea, effected normally in bulkcarriers offering a high deadweight/cubic ratio so as to handle large quantities of this high-stowing commodity.The stowage factor of wood-chips depends upon the type of timber from which it is created and the method of cutting, also upon the moisture content of the cargo and how long it has been left in the open before shipment. Usually, however, it will stow somewhere between 80 and 110 cubic feet per tonne. Wood-chips may be used also in the manufacture of chipboard and similar products. Specialized bulk carriers called Wood Chip Carriers are produced to carry Wood Chip cargo.