Tim Moss

Tim Moss

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Tim Moss

Director of Science Asia

based in Hong Kong

Direct Tel: +852 9107 7727
Office Tel: +852 2358 4794
Email: tim.moss@brookesbell.com
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, MIFST


About Tim

Dr Tim Moss joined Brookes Bell in 2000, becoming a partner in 2006. Prior to joining the Group, Tim was a Study Director at a major agricultural chemical company.

Tim has attended hundreds of vessels, warehouses and storage facilities worldwide, investigating, assisting with problems and, where appropriate, troubleshooting. The diverse range of commodities Tim investigates includes -

  • Grains (maize, wheat, barley, rice, rye, sorghum)
  • Oilseeds ( soya bean, rapeseed, mustard seed, cotton seed, sunflower seed)
  • Processed products and feeds (alfalfa, DDGS, citrus pulp, palm kernel meal, copra etc)
  • Diverse edible commodities - such as coffee, cocoa and other rare edibles
  • Hazardous bulk cargoes – such as ferrosilicon, DRI and coal
  • Liquid cargoes – edible oils, production chemicals & solvents
  • Chemicals – in addition to liquid chemicals, formulated pesticides, herbicides, pharmaceuticals
  • Group A cargoes – sampling and analysis
Tim has specific expertise in:
  • Contamination and taint
  • Toxin exposure in the environment and workplace – Managing the effect to humans and animals
  • Growth of microorganisms and related effects
  • Hazardous packaged and bulk cargoes
  • Compliance with IMDG and IMSBC Codes

With a strong grounding in biochemistry, biophysics and toxicology, Tim offers expertise in a multitude of diverse, often rare, analytical scientific techniques and frequently deals with issues in Molecular Biology - advising on the properties and detection of genetically modified (GM) crops. Tim has attended the aftermath of fires, explosions, groundings and other serious casulaties to assist with investigations and cargo recovery.

  • PhD in the metabolism of xenobiotics during absorption through human skin.
  • MSc in Toxicology
  • BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry

Tim has published numerous P&I bulletins and guides in legal publications in such areas as:

  • Declaration of hazardous goods
  • Fumigation
  • Liquefaction
  • Novel bulk cargoes
  • Safe carriage of hazardous goods
Professional Status and Membership of Professional Bodies
  • Member of the British Toxicology Society
  • Member of the UK Drug and Pesticide Metabolism Group
  • Member of the International Society for Horticultural Science
  • Member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology

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