CERTINSPEC

Marine Surveyors and Consultants

OUR SERVICES

Vessels surveys

  • Vessel condition survey
  • Bunker quantity survey
  • Vessel draft survey
  • Vessel cleanliness surveys
  • Vessel pre-purchase surveys
  • Tanker survey

 

Cargo surveys

  • Discharge supervision of project cargo

  • Bulk cargo
  • Break bulk cargo
  • Project cargo
  • Containers and contents
  • Liquid cargo

 

Casualty investigations

  • Cargo shift
  • Vessel damage
  • Personal injuries
  • Collisions y groundings

  

Loss prevention

  • Monitoring of reefer containers during stuffing at port
  • Pre-shipment inspection of reefer unit operation
  • Antidrug inspection at port
  • Pre-shipment inspection of controlled atmosphere containers


Cargo Surveys

DISCHARGE SUPERVISION SERVICES HELP TO PROTECT THE SAFETY AND INTEGRITY OF YOUR PROJECT CARGO

Our inspectors will be in full time attendance at every operational stage to provide discharge supervision, ensuring you receive a constant and direct flow of information.

To provide you with the control and peace of mind you need, our discharge supervision services include:

  • Active participation of our surveyors at each point of discharge and/or handling of the cargo
  • Inspection of cargo whilst still in stow
  • Following the lifting schemes issued by clients for the different pieces of cargo
  • Complying with the proper safety measures
  • Verifying the condition of cranes and lifting appliances involved in the discharge
  • Carrying out pre-operative meeting with intervening parties
  • Daily reporting with situation updates and monitoring any items of concern
  • Attendance of our surveyors at cargo's final destination in case such service is requested

Certinspec has a highly efficient and dedicated staff which enables us throughout the discharge to keep our clients well-updated with the latest operations details.


BULK CARGO
  • Determine the condition of your cargo prior to & after discharge or prior to and after loading.
  • Determine the quantity of your cargo loaded or discharged by vessel draft survey.
  • Determine the suitability, condition, and cleanliness of the vessel designated to carry your cargo.
  • Determine the suitability, condition, and cleanliness of the terminal designated to load or discharge your cargo.

BREAK BULK CARGO
  • Determine condition of cargo prior to and after discharge or prior to and after loading.
  • Determine adequacy of stowage and securing for intended ocean voyage.
  • Determine nature, cause, and extent of damage resulting from ocean voyage and/or rough and improper handling.

PROJECT CARGO
  • Determine condition of cargo prior to and after discharge or prior to and after loading.
  • Assist master in properly stowing and securing cargo for intended ocean voyage.
  • Determine nature, cause, and extent of damage resulting from ocean voyage and/or rough and improper handling.

CONTAINERS AND CONTENTS
  • Determine adequacy of container for carriage of intended cargo, including visual examination and light and/or smoke testing.
  • Determine condition and count of cargo prior to loading of cargo into container.
  • Witness and record container seal numbers.
  • In case of cargo damage, determine nature, cause, and extent of damage, and with wetting damage conducting silver nitrate and/or laboratory analysis to determine seawater presence.

LIQUID CARGO
  • Determine quantity of liquid cargo on board by gauging, specific gravity and temperature.
  • Determine quantity of cargo in shore tanks by gauging, specific gravity and temperature.
  • Sampling of cargo in ship and shore tanks.
  • Comparison of cargo received or delivered by shore tank and vessel tank gauge.
  • Determine Specific Gravity of cargo.
  • Determine ph of Cargo.
  • Originate or maintain chain of custody for laboratory analysis.