Shippers and Surveyors take note of Fitness to Load Certificate Compliance

18 Sep 2020 2:42 PM | Stacey Taylor - General Manager (Administrator)

The assistant director of the Department of Agriculture’s Grain and Seed Exports Program (Plant Division), Rachel Hayes, has recently clarified the required wording on Grain Fitness to Load Certificates.  Specifically, the guidelines for the inspection of empty bulk vessels states the following,

“If a bulk vessel is intended to carry prescribed goods for consumption, a qualified marine surveyor must issue a certificate stating the relevant holds of the bulk vessel are suitable for loading the prescribed goods”.  

We have had confirmation from the Department of Agriculture that either of the below certificates are compliant and acceptable Fitness to Load Certificates.  #certifiedmarinesurveyors #grain #exports

Cert of Fitness to Load Grain - Version 1.pdf

Cert of Fitness to Load Grain - Version 2.pdf

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