Increased trades of palmoil, softoil and biofuel give opportunities for more vessels to swoop in and out of these trades. New buildings are loading palmoils on the maiden voyage to cure the coating often with a crew used to only carrying CPP. Methanol and other high spec cargoes can also be a challenge.
A supercargo can and will make a difference, being pre-planning of cargo operation, tank cleaning and trouble shooting. Just by using their abilities to assess and monitor difficult situations and provide correct information make them a valuable asset to the companies they represent, being the owners, charterers, pool or commercial operator.