China – Loss Prevention for Soya Bean’s Self-heating Damage

13 November 2017 No.930

Wintell & Co., a law firm in China and Brookes Bell, a group of expert based in U.K., has provided the Association with the latest information as attached.


Under the high moisture content and temperature, soya beans prone to mould growth and thus self-heating. The propensity of soya bean cargo to spoil is determined by several inherent factors.

Heat damaged soya beans should not be considered as “total loss”, because some extra processing can make the damaged cargo suitable for production, although additional costs will be incurred.

The members should take all the proper steps and precautions to avoid potential losses when carrying soya bean to China. P&I Club will assist the members in case of the cargo damage.