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Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Feb 4, 2013 11:40 AM CST

The classification of dried distillers grains with solubles as a non-hazardous cargo by the International Maritime Organization became official Jan. 1.

Erick Erickson, director of global strategies for the U.S. Grains Council, told DTN that until two years ago, DDGS had no classification at all with the IMO. Without classification, insurance companies and shippers formulated their own categorization and many considered DDGS as a hazardous material because of concerns that its oil and moisture content might be combustible. Since DDGS was only allowed on ships that had special fire suppression systems, the cost of freight increased, DDGS shipments were disrupted ...

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