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DDGS Classified as Non-Hazardous Cargo
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Feb 1, 2013 09:29 AM CST

DAVENPORT, Neb. (DTN) -- It's been a long road and there have been many hurdles to clear in having dried distillers grains with solubles officially classified as non-hazardous cargo with the International Maritime Organization.

But as of Jan. 1, 2013, that non-hazardous status is official, largely due to efforts by the U.S. Grains Council, in coordination with DDGS producers, shippers and the U.S. Coast Guard, which acts as the official U.S. representative to the IMO, the division of the United Nations that establishes international shipping rules.

Until two years ago, DDGS had no classification at all with the IMO, according ...

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