MUELLER MARITIME, INC.
Coast to Coast & Ocean to Ocean

        













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BULK STOWAGE FACTORS
ALUMINUM BAUXITE - 26/28
AMBLYGONITE ORE - 29/31
ANTIMONY STIBNITE - 14/16
ASBESTOS ORE - 69/71
ASPHALT - 30/35 (Native asphalt is a mineral resin formed by the
    natural drying of rocks. Tar/Bitumen product. Same character-
    istics as PITCH, which see)
BALL CLAY (Also known as China Clay) - 38/40 (This cargo is liable
    to deteriorate into a slimy mess and cannot be trimmed)
BARLEY - 54/60
BRAZIL NUTS - 82/85
BRIMSTONE (See SULPHUR)
BUCKWHEAT - 63/65
CEMENT - 21/23
CHALK - 36/40 (Familiar form of limestone)
CHINA CLAY (KAOLIN) - 38/40 (The clay is shipped in the form of
    China Clay, China Stone or Ball Clay. See above)
CLAY (BENTONITE) - 36/40
CHROME ORE - 12/14
COAL - American 42/46, N.S.W. 44/48, Wales 43/44, Scotland 45/48
COBALT - 18/20
COCONUT - 95/100
COKE - 70/102 (Coke stowage factors vary widely, depending on
    loading country)
COPPER - 14/20
COPPER CONCENTRATES - 14/18
COPPER MATTE - 25/29 (A crude black copper ore)
COPPER PYRITES (YELLOW SULPHUR) - 20/23 (A mineral sulphide
   from which about 10% copper is obtained)
COPRA - 70/75 (A dried kernel of the coconut with an oil content as
    high as 66%)
COPRA EXPELLER PELLETS - 60/65
CORN (MAIZE) - 49/53
CORUNDUM ORE - 22/24 (An oxide of aluminum, being next to
    diamonds the HARDEST mineral yet)
COTTON SEEDS - 80/90 (Shipped from all cotton growing countries,
    stow factors can be as low as 64 and as high as 100)
COTTON SEED CAKE - 49/51 (Requires good ventilation. The cake
    is very prone to infection of the rut-red beetle)
CUBIC NITRATE (NITRATE OF SODA, SALTPETER) -33/35 (A                      deposit of Sodium Nitrate in the soils of Chile and Peru used as a
     natural fertilizer).
DIAMONIUM PHOSPHATE (DAP) - 38/39 (Mineral fertilizer. Absorbs
    moisture readily. Do not expose to rain or moisture. Very dusty)
FLAXSEED - 59/61 (Seed of flax plant, generally known as linseed
    from which linseed oil is extracted)
FLUORSPAR - 22/24 (Coarse dust with upto 2 inch lumps)
KERNEL - 60/65 (This nut is very liable to heat, sweat and deterio-
    ration Constant ventilation is a MUST)
GUANO (FISHMEAL) - 39/41 - (Fossilized dung of seabirds, mainly
    collected from WCSA, islands off WCSA and Pacific islands)
GYPSUM (MOONSTONE, SELENITE) - 38 (Soft mineral. Common form
    of Alabaster. Moonstone and Selenite are transparent)
HEMATITE (IRON ORE) - 11/14 (The red oxide ore is the most
   important ore. It contains 70% metal. The brown variety Hematite
   contains about 60% metal)
HEMP SEED - 57/59
ILMENITE SAND - 12/13 (Ilmenite is a very heavy sand, almost black
    in color. Titanium extracted from Ilmenite is the whitest pigment
    known yet)
IRON ORE (HEMATITE) - 11/14 (Stow factors vary with load country)
IRON PYRITES - 20/30 (Stow varies depending on mineral content.
   Also known as sulphide of iron or sulphide of copper = 'copper
   pyrites', used in the production of sulphuric acid)
KYANITE ORE - 18/22 (Kyanite must be kept completely dry as it
   solidifies if wet)
LEAD CONCENTRATES - 12/14
LOCUST BEANS - 87/90 (Flour obtained from the beans is made into
   various classes of foodstuff for humans and into minerals)
MAGNESITE, DEADBURNED - 24/26 (Used in the manufacture of
   refractory bricks. Very dusty but not oderous. Liable to shift
   when wet.)
MANGANESE ORE - 17/18 (Two kinds of ore exist, black oxide and
   red oxide)
MAGNETITE - 15/17 (Iron ore containing about 62/63% metal, high
   moisture content)
MAIZE (CORN) - 49/53
MILO - 49/51
OATS, UNCLIPPED - 89/91
OATS, CLIPPED - 68/70
PELLETS - 59/61 (Good ventilations is essential. Often infected with
   the Kaprha beetle. Charterers are usually asked to pay for fumi-
   gation after discharge)
PHOSPHATE - 35/37
PIG IRON - 10/12
PITCH - 30/35 (See ASPHALT)
RAPESEED - 43/48
RICE - 44/69 (Stow varies widely depending on country of origin)
RYE - 50/51 (Requires the most careful trimming of any grains)
SALT - 36/38 (On long voyages, due to evaporation the loss of weight
    is 5% or more. Not to be stowed in insulated compartments)
SAND - 18/19 (Silver sand for glass making. Bilges and wells should
    be well protected against sand)
SCRAP IRON - 25/30 (Also known as metal borings, cuttings and
    turnings. Frequently covered with oil, therefore potentially liable to
    spontaneous combustion)  
SLAG (BASIC) - 30/32 (Fused waste obtained during smelting of iron
    ore which, because of its high phosphoric acid content is used as
    fertilizer)
SODA ASH - 40/43 (or Sodium Carbonate, extensively used in the
    manufacture of glass and soap, also for bleaching and washing)
SORGHUM - 47/49
SOYBEANS - 44/48
SOYBEAN MEAL - 63/65
SOYBEAN CAKE - 65/70 (Cake is made from the residue of the bean
    of that name after the oil from which it is extracted)
SUGAR - 45/48 (Stow factor depends on country of loading)
SULPHUR (BRIMSTONE) - 30/31
SUNFLOWER SEEDS - 88/90
SUNFLOWER SEED CAKE - 58/60 (Liable to spontaneous combustion)
SUPERPHOSPHATE - 36/38 (Fertilizer composed of phosphate with
    sulphuric acid)
TRIPLE SUPER PHOSPHATE (TSP) - 36/37
TRIPOLITE - 74/76 (Siliciferous and porous rock)
UMBER ORE - 40/42 (A dark brown ore used as a pigment)
UREA - 49/50
VANADIUM ORE - 22/24
WHEAT - 46/48
WHITHERITE ORE - 18/20
WOODCHIPS
         SOFTWOOD - 103/106
         HARDWOOD - 81/83 (Common sawdust varying in density
         according to cut and type of timber. Since frequently left in the
         open for some time before cargo it is loaded, it is liable to have
         substantial moisture content).
ZINC BLENDE - 20/24
ZINC CONCENTRATES - 18/21
ZIRCONIUM ORE - 17/19 (Used in the manufacturing of certain         
    steels)
ZIRCON SAND - 23/26 (Used in the hardening of steel)





  





  

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