Scientific and Cargo Expertise
Scientists at Brookes Bell provide unrivalled technical knowledge relating to the transportation of all types of commodities carried at sea. We have decades of experience of applying our scientific and technical knowledge in difficult or unusual situations and with our understanding of shipping and access to the other expertise within Brookes Bell, we can offer unparalleled flexibility.
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
- Direct Reduced Iron (DRI)
- 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.