Scientific and Cargo Expertise

Scientific and Cargo Expertise

Scientific and Cargo Expertise

Brookes Bell’s proven track record of assisting clients can be traced back over 50 years and we have a strong record of success in providing expert evidence for litigation. Our Scientists have backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biology, geosciences, foods and feedstuffs.

We regularly advise on bulk foodstuffs (grain, oilseeds, sugar etc.) and animal feeds (seed cakes etc.) and are able to assist our clients with all aspects of deterioration, spoilage, heating, contamination, quality disputes, food/feed safety, GM food regulations and other losses. We have extensive reference material and access to studies and data on all types of commodity.

Brookes Bell have a unique depth and breadth of scientific cargo expertise. We can offer assistance in understanding and interpreting all aspects of the IMDG Code for the carriage of packaged goods, and the IMSBC Code for bulk commodities, such as:

  • Liquefaction/Group A (iron ore fines, concentrates, nickel ore)
  • Seed Cake
  • Coal
  • Direct Reduced Iron (DRI)
  • Sulphur
  • Fertiliser
  • And many others.

We have expertise in the categorisation and declaration of dangerous goods and can assist with the UN Standard Tests which define the hazard classes.

Our paint experts are regularly appointed to investigate coating failures and advise on the necessary repairs. Brookes Bell provide assistance with the investigation of the root cause of coating failure in order to determine whether there are issues related to the application or quality of the coating or the specific service environment.


Kai Aamlid Senior Scientist
+47 469 87828
Penelope Cooke Managing Scientist
+44 7818 597712
Judith Fergus Managing Coating Consultant
+44 74719 97353
Martin Jonas Director of Science UK
+44 7887 997132
Wen Li Scientist
+86 17 8212 20558
Tim Moss Director of Science Asia
Hong Kong
+852 9107 7727
Marcelo Rodrigues Managing Scientist
+44 7770440344
Andrew Scruton Cargo Surveyor
+1 281 798 887
Daniel Sheard Principal Scientist
+ 44 7471 995920
Karwei So Scientist
Hong Kong
+852 5685 1819
Bryan Ward Managing Scientist
+44 7469 353950