Associated Petroleum Consultants

Chemical, Vegetable Oil, Fats & Related Products (Marpol Annex 2 Substances)


The carriage and transportation of liquid Chemicals and Vegetable Oils (International Bulk Chemical [IBC] Code Products), is a highly specialised business, in most cases requiring dedicated ships, with highly trained crew and experienced shore personnel to ensure that a client’s product is properly loaded, carried and discharged safely and without incident.

Most products are carried without incident, but when problems occur our team of highly experienced and qualified experts are on hand to provide help and advice to Owners, Charterers, Insurers etc.

APC can provide expertise from practised Chemical Tanker Master Mariners through to highly experienced Chemists in order to best problem solve the complex issues that can occur in the transportation of Liquid Chemicals, Vegetable Oils, Fats and Related Products.

The Team’s expertise includes

  • Cargo Contamination Claims
  • Contamination Investigation
  • Development of analytical protocols/strategies for forensic type analysis
  • Witnessed analysis in laboratories
  • Off-Spec Cargo Investigation and Reclamation
  • Quality, Quantity and Condition Disputes
  • Charter Party disputes
  • Tank Coatings Condition & Suitability
  • Specialist Tank Cleaning Advice
  • Advice on wall-wash procedures & results
  • Composition & quality of Vegetable Oils, Fats & other natural products (e.g. Molasses)
  • Extensive Expert Witness experience in Mediation, Arbitration and Court Hearings
  • List of past chemicals experience includes:
    • Methanol
    • Ethanol
    • IsoPropyl Alcohol (IPA)
    • Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM)
    • Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG)
    • Styrene Monomer
    • Ethyl Acetate
    • Caustic Soda
    • Phosphoric Acid
    • Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB)
    • Xylene
    • Hexane
    • Phenol
    • Toluene
    • Acrylonitrile
    • Acetone
    • Hexamethylenediamine (HMD)
    • Acetic Acid - +44 (0)1444 412041 - Suite 2, Lion House, Folders Lane East, Ditchling, East Sussex. BN6 8SG

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