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Bulk Cargo Discharge, Tally & Condition | Surveys

Bulk/ Bagged Cargo Handling Inspections

From inspection of loading/ discharging equipment, sealing and unsealing of hatches, visual inspection and examination of cargo condition and damage, Weight determination of cargo through initial and final surveys, cargo tally and inspection of ship’s cargo holds. We are here to ensure that you get facts on all happenings. Observater surveyors ensure that damage, loss of goods is quickly identified and appropriate corrective measures are taken, reducing the risk of financial loss on interested parties and our clients.


Condition and Tally Survey

Our surveyor check the condition of fertilizer before and after discharge. We monitor and document any incidents occurrences from rough handling by stevedores and advises/ LOP issued. Our surveyors count each and every bag for bagged fertilizer, ensuring high accuracy.

Fertilizer imports through the ports of Djibouti, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam, Beira, Nacala and Maputo is the greatest enabler to the economies of Eastern Africa, our surveyors, are also farmers back at home, we use DAP fertilizers, UREA, and CAN to grow our plants and animal fodder. For that reason, we are fully aware of product properties and can spot damage and in doing so help minimize the severity of insurance claims.

We are equally well positioned and capable to investigate shortage claims, and carry out cargo damage surveys.

Bagged Fertilizer Discharged by Slings
Bagged Fertilizer inside ship cargo hold
Crane Lifting Bagged Fertilizer for Truck Loading

Ship Weight Determination

Immediately a ship receives free pratique our surveyors meet ship chief officer and jointly take draft readings and, carry out accurate tank soundings; applying all laws of physics in determining weight of a ship and her arrival cargo quantities. Our surveyors remain available throughout a ship’s stay in the port for any required intermediate draft surveys, towards the completion of discharge our surveyors board the vessel for final draft surveys.

We ensure that accurate BL quantity/Stowage Plan is discharged/ loaded at anytime for vessels loaded with shore scale and planned to discharge in multiple ports

You Should Expect Our Timely Updates

Truck Loading

Condition Survey

Discharge Survey

Available for Consultancy Services on Cargo Handling, Shortage Investigation and Loss Minimisation

Handling of Cargo require Expertise, we check to ensure that effective skills and experience in cargo handling is utilized to avoid tearing of bags, minimise/ eliminate losses to already destroyed bags, and provide safety to cargo and the ship.

Our Discharge Surveys Cargo Superintendents are always ready to help you avoid losses.

Do you have any inquiry? Kindly Feel Free to write to Mr. Jared here

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