Vanning survey


Oil cake  or Seed Cake is a solid residue that is obtained after the removal of oils from oilseeds, cereals or other products, mainly used as an ingredient in animal feed. Seed cake cargoes must be transported in accordance with the requirements of the IMDG Code.

This type of cargo can be classified as hazardous if the remains of seeds after mechanical pressing or solvent extraction are transported carriage in bulk in the form of a soft shapeless mass, coarse flour, granules or seed cake.


Self-heating of cargo


Manufacturing processes cannot remove all oils and fats from plant material, and this residual oil is responsible for the dangerous properties of the seed cake or oil cake. The higher is the moisture and oil content of the cargo – the higher is the risk of his self-heating and spontaneous combustion.


Cargo transportation rules


The transportation of seed cake shipments continues to cause confusion and the likelihood of incorrect declarations remains high.

The IMO Maritime Safety Committee adopted a number of amendments that came into force on January 1, 2021, which provide for changes in the testing and classification of solid bulk cargo, namely substances that are prone to spontaneous combustion.

To improve safety during transportation and to ensure proper declaration, packaging and transport, the consignor must have a cargo test report and a Vanning Survey protocol.

Our company offers its services in this area with the aim of identifying and eliminating the risks associated with dangerous goods, such as Seed Cake, in order to improve safety in the shipping industry.


Our company “Ostra Pandi Services” has been providing inspection, expertise and certification services for over 20 years, covering a wide range of industries.


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