We visually inspect the cargo, barges or rail cars when the vessel has berthed to identify any changes to the cargo, and verify that holds and hatches are clean and suitable for loading the intended cargo. The initial and final draft readings are monitored co-jointly with the nominated marine surveyor.
We inspect terminal facilities to verify that they are in proper working order. We monitor the loading and sampling operations performed by the nominated suppliers surveyors and visually inspect the condition of the cargo to check if this meets the contractual requirements and protect our client interests.
Upon request, we can collect, seal, dispatch and/or store split samples of sub-lots or composite samples from the supplier’s surveyors after loading. If required, we can also analyse the same samples and provide an independent analysis certificate.
Additional services which can be offered include a witnessed sample preparation and total moisture determination and a pre-shipment cargo inspection.