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PALM OIL (BULK SHIPMENT)

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Palm oil is derived from the meocarp of the oil palm fruit, while the palm kernel oil from the kernel in the fruit. The two kinds of oils are chemically and physically different and as such fractionation of these two oils will yield products with different applications. It is the chemical and physical properties of oil that determines the types of applications. And processes to which it can be subjected to. Thus knowledge of the characteristic of palm oil and palm kernel oil products is basic to the understanding of their possible applications and uses.

In line with the increase in production, availability of more competitively priced other edible oils such as South American Soyabean and Sunflower, coupled with the Malaysian Government’s policy to encourage more value added downstream processing of Palm Oil, more and more new products are coming on stream. This has put an added responsibility on the Bulking Installation operators to continue upgrading their facilities in order to cope with the increase in demand for additional and specialized Storage Tank Capacity and Facilities.

With the increase in supply of various grades of Palm Oils and its derivatives, couple with ever increasing competition from other Edible Oil producers, it is very imperative upon every one who is related to the industry to understand, play correct role and give their utmost best in order to ensure that Palm Oil products, especially those supplied from Malaysia, are always of the best and superior in quality.

Producers of CPO, palm Oil Refiners and Oleo-Chemicals Producers (which we call user) located at different part of Malaysia do their part by following strict quality control in their manufacturing process. Producers then move these products to the Bulking Installations / Terminals who are entrusted to pass on these products totally, in its original quantity and quality to their buyer overseas for a certain service charges or fees.

The user normally engages qualified surveyors to assume the Supervisory / Guardian roles for checking products, quality / quantity during the above operations. Users expect their products be conveyed with little weight variance and negligible quality deterioration.

Those who intend to build up their carrier as a professional Surveyor in Palm Oil Industry are expected to familiarize themselves inline with the roles and functions Bulking Installation.

As an oil palm products surveyor, the surveyor provides guidance and assistance for cargo protection ensuring the oil palm products that being surveyed or handled conform to the contractual requirements. Thus, a surveyor needs to be knowledgeable in science and technical aspects of the products that are being handled / surveyed. As majority of the oil palm products are edible products, therefore the food safety of the products shall also be ensured.

These surveying activities involve:

  • Quality and quantity checks
  • Inspection of storage facilities, conveying systems including transport / vehicles.
  • Supervision of loading and discharge operation (suitability of ship’s tank and other ancillary facilities)
  • Inspect cargo readiness
  • Obtaining samples of the consignment being surveyed

The surveyor shall ensure that all surveying activities reported shall be:

  • Traceable to the surveying job in accordance to the contractual terms
  • Comply to all legislative requirement
  • Fulfill certain advisory services render to the interested parties involved in the trade especially foreigners such as shipping personnel and importers.