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Good reasons for your company to arrange for maritime transport of molasses

Any type of bulk liquid can be handled through a liquid cargo transportation service from Wake Marine. Types of bulk liquid that we highlight on our website as possible to handle in this way include molasses. Molasses is the term commonly used in American and Canadian English, though it is referred to in British English as treacle when it is intended for human consumption. Molasses is by-produced during refining of sugarcane or sugar beets into sugar and today put to many different uses around the world - which helps to explain why your company could surprisingly benefit from arranging for liquid shipping of molasses with our assistance.

Molasses is used in many different food products and additives

Molasses contains almost no fat but high amounts of calcium, iron and magnesium, making it nutritionally hugely worthwhile for many people around the globe. It shouldn't be that surprising, then, that it is used in a large diversity of food products and additives. It is, for example, the main ingredient in rum distillation and used in beers including stouts and porters. It is also used in dark rye breads and particular cookies. The high iron content of molasses also makes it straightforward to explain why it is used as an iron supplement.

Molasses is regularly put to many other uses

Molasses is also often put to chemical and industrial purposes. You might have de-iced a car using a substance consisting of molasses blended with magnesium chloride; plus, molasses has been used as a stock for ethanol fermentation to make alternative fuel to run motor vehicles. In industry, it is part of mortar used for brickwork and was used to case ink rollers on early printing presses after it was mixed with glue. In the area of horticulture, molasses is used as a soil additive to encourage microbial activity.

There are many different markets for molasses globally

We emphasise the high number of common purposes for molasses because it helps to highlight how much demand there is for molasses across the world. This, in turn, helps to explain why your company could greatly benefit from having this type of liquid transported in bulk around the world through use of liquid cargo transport services from Wake Marine. Rest assured that, once you have molasses on a liquid cargo ship belonging to us, the molasses will be effectively carried to where you want it to be carried.