Karnal Bunt of Wheat

July 8, 2018

Fungal disease of Wheat

Karnal bunt is a fungal disease of wheat, durum wheat, and triticale (a hybrid of wheat and rye). Typically, only a portion of the kernel is affected. Climatic conditions determine the extent of the disease. 

Impact of Karnal Bunt

Although the overall crop losses caused by Karnal bunt are not known to be severe, the disease has quarantine significance and thus impacts grain crops.

Agricultural cargo survey: eliminate problems before loading

June 1, 2018

Nowadays, when hundreds of millions tons of agricultural commodities are traded around the world every year, it is essential to ensure that the supplied commodities are safe, of satisfactory quality and supplied in required quantity.

Inspections of magnesium oxide, loading in Saint Petersburg, Russia

December 12, 2017

Cargo inspected during loading into ship's holds.
Cargo: magnesium oxide (MgO)
Inspections are performed on regular basis in the port of St. Petersburg, Russia

Scope of inspection:

  • Preshipment inspection of the cargo
  • Inspection of ship's holds for cleanliness
  • Attendance during loading into ship's holds
  • Cargo condition examination (friable, without cakes, dry)
  • Cargo sampling
  • Chemical analysis
  • Inspection report issuance

Loading inspection: 35 000 mt of fertilizers loaded in Tuapse, Russia

August 31, 2017

Inspection during loading of fertilizers on board the vessel.
Location: Port of Tuapse, Russia

Scope included 24 hrs attendance during loading, visual inspection of fertilizers, draft survey (initial and final), sampling throughout loading, samples preparation, laboratory testing and reporting.

Vessel discharge inspection scope

August 15, 2017

Vessel discharge inspection. During discharge of grains (wheat, barley, corn and other Agri dry cargoes the attending inspectors must always be on alert and monitor discharging operationsfrom beginning till the very end.