Marine & Cargo Inspection

 

MARINE & CARGO INSPECTION

Our specialists in the Maritime fields offer the capability to perform the following services:

B1. Cargo Survey

On & Off-Hire Surveys: to check the condition of the vessel when she is chartered from or redelivered back to the owners which usually including determining the quantity of the fuel oil and fresh water in the same time.

General Condition Surveys on hull structural members, engine department machineries & equipment, safety equipment, fire fighting appliances, fuel oil consumption, etc. for various interested parties.

P & I Entry Condition Survey of Vessels: To check the vessel’s condition when she is applying to be the member of a certain P & I organization.

Bunker Remaining on Board: It is usually done in the same time with On of Off-Hire Surveys, by determining the quantity of the Bunker remaining on board the vessel or many conducted separately.

Damage to Vessel: barge and other objects as well as other floating or maritime structure. This is to ascertain the extent of damage usually following accident, investigate also the cause, and, if necessary, estimate the repair costs. This service is also valid to conduct on-the-spot survey on damage to loading equipment, ship, cargo and/or human body caused by an accident during loading or unloading and to estimate the amount of loss.

Towing and Lashing Survey: to inspect and recommend the securing of cargo on board, barges or vessels and towing arrangement, including the sizes & strength of the equipments and ropes, so as to ensure the safety of towing navigation. Thus related to the seaworthiness.

Survey for Insurance and Adjuster Purposes: This is usually done for the ship or cargo which is damaged for the claim to the Insurance, when a ship is involved in such accidents such as fire stranding, collision and sinking, and the accident is dealt with a general average, we will conduct necessary survey and giving appropriate advice and recommendations for the mutual benefits of the parties concerned.

Tally and Condition (Loading / Discharging): to check accurately the quantity of the cargo by way of counting every sling or truck or whatever movement of the goods whether during loading, unloading, or transfer from one place to another. In the same time, condition of the cargo or bag or package is inspected, to ascertain whether there is any damage or quality discrepancy.

Cargo Condition, Damage, and Loss & Damage Survey: when cargo is found damaged, it is necessary to estimate the extent of damage and also to find out the cause of damage for a claim for compensation. In trade business, the usual procedure is when the damage is covered by Insurance, the report is submitted to the Insurance Company, and when the liability of damage lies with the shippers or the carriers, than the surveyor’s report is submitted to them for a claim for compensation.

Pre-Shipment, Pre-Loading Surveys: to determine the condition of the goods and its packages, whether it is complying with the sales contract or normal practices of transportation, before they are shipped or loaded into the vessels or other transportation vehicles.

Draft Survey: this is to determine the quantity of the cargo which transported in bulk such as iron ore, coal, steel scrap, grain, salt, etc. In draft survey cargo quantities are computed based on the changes of the ship’s draft prior to and after the loading, or discharging, by using the scales or tables which equipped on board the vessel. This convenient method is universally adapted as the most efficient and reliable way of measuring the cargo quantities, when reaching large amount.

Break-bulk Survey: covering the inspection of the hatch and top most cargo on board the vessel, first opening the cargo holds to check whether the cargo stowage as well as maintenance of the cargo during the sea passage was going well, before the cargo is discharged.

Opening Seals/Unsealing: inspection before discharge, but for the cargo from the container(s) to check whether the seals are still intact or in good condition, or damaged by other party. Thus to ensure that the cargo inside the containers are still untouched.

Cargo Measurement and Weighing:  Cargo Measurement is carried out when volume of the goods is applicable, otherwise Weighing will be conducted. This practice is also done in line with checking the kind, shape, condition, shipping mark, case number, etc. of the cargo with the relevant shipping documents, and further, to certify the cubic measurement and gross weight of the cargo.

Cargo Sampling:  to take certain small amount of the goods which representing the goods for checking the quality or specification of the goods. It usually goes to Laboratory for analysis or retained and or to be used whenever necessary. Sampling can be done by hand, manually or mechanically, depending on the type of cargo and according to the International Standard Method applied.

Cargo Hold Cleanliness: Usually conducted before loading certain cargo, to check whether the hold space is clean, dry and suitable to be loaded by intended cargo

Tank Cleanliness Survey:  to check and ensure that the tank is clean and dry, ready and fit for the intended cargo, so the cargo will not be damaged or contaminated by other substance. Also to recommend the cleaning process and procedures, if necessary.

Loading and Stowage Supervision: Supervision of loading and stowage of general cargoes, heavy machineries, large diameter steel pipes, automobiles, foodstuff and other commodities requiring special care in handling, stowage or ventilation, this survey sometimes called Port Captaincy Jobs. After loading, Stability Calculation of the vessel or barge will also be conducted, if necessary.

 

B.2 Container Survey

Inspection and Testing of Freight Containers for International Trade: to test and survey the structure and strength of freight container, which are used for integrated transportation for the purpose of world-wide distribution of cargoes.

Condition and Cargo-Worthiness Inspections of Freight Containers:  visual or appearance inspection, and if necessary other inspections or examinations can be conducted for the containers to be delivered or already in service. Also inspection for cargo worthiness. These inspections are useful not only for defining responsibility in the case of lease delivery, but also for securing safety in container transport.

Inspection on Damage and Completion of Repair of Freight Containers:  to inspect damage to containers, to recommend repairing method and to evaluate the repairing charges. After repair has been completed, another inspection is conducted to see if the repair was appropriate or not. Cause of damage is also investigated and advice is given in order to prevent damage.

Tank Container/ISO Tank & Equipment Inspection & Cleanliness: to determine the cleanliness of the tank before being loaded, and also to check whether the system and equipments inside are working properly.

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