Venezuela – Reactivated Iron Pellets Production at San Felix
We have received circulars from our correspondents, VENEPANDI, issued on iron pellets production in Venezuela. Since November 2013 the iron ore pellets production stopped; it has been announced that the production has now reactivated.
It is not discussed here whether there is a risk of cargo related to iron pellets;however, it is suggested that there is an increase of cases with mis-declarations and subsequent consequences with cargoes loaded out of the parameters established by the IMSBC code. Owners, charterers and/or operators are suggested to appoint experienced surveyors and to have the samples to be analysed at certified labs in Brazil or UK.
We hope it will be of help to you with regard to the safe voyaging.