PRIMESURVEY carries out both cargo inspections and marine surveys. Below you can find a detailed description of most common services carried out by our company.
1. Quality and Quantity Inspection at loading/discharge operations
Quality and quantity inspection include many types of assessment of qualitative and quantitative characteristics of cargoes. We carry out pre-shipment surveys, loading/discharge supervision, draft survey, in-stow after loading or before discharging surveys, survey of damaged goods, cargo weighing and weight control, lashing and securing surveys, marking, etc.
2. Preshipment Inspection
Independent pre-loading (pre-shipment) surveys are regularly commissioned by interested parties to protect themselves from any claim on condition of the cargo and to ensure that bills of lading and/or mate's receipts accurately describe the apparent order and condition of the cargo when it was taken on board the ship. We assess condition of different cargoes before loading, such as general cargoes, steel products, cereals, fertilizers, etc. We provide this service in compliance with international and local standards, such as The American Rust Standard Guide and ISO 8501, using the conventional clauses and conforming to other customized orders.
3. Cargo superintendence
Frequently a party involved in a transportation process is interested in the continuous control of cargo operations to prevent loss due to careless handling, pilferage, or incorrect stowage and lashing. The interested party assigns a surveyor to facilitate and control handling the cargo concerned at any stage of transportation, and to estimate losses. Our company performs supercargo management, supervision at loading and discharge, sampling, cargo weighing and measurement, test analyses, and other services.
4. Vessel Condition Surveys
Vessel condition survey is a report on the current condition of the vessel and her equipment. We conduct pre-entry, renewal, follow-up surveys, on/off hire surveys, pre-purchase survey, damage and repair surveys, and hold cleanliness inspection.
5. Bunker Surveys
Bunker surveys are needed to determine quantity of fuel or liquid cargo on board a vessel or in tank-wagon. Bunker surveys are often performed in conjunction with on/off-hire surveys. The experienced specialists of our company fulfill bunker surveys of all types.
While changing the cargo, it is necessary to clean the holds of the vessel, and quite often washing from the remains of the previous cargo is also required. Therefore, our company will clear the holds according to the level required for a particular cargo including the Grain ready condition. The work is carried out by a qualified personnel and necessary professional equipment within short terms, which is very important for saving the time of the vessel hire and for reducing unnecessary costs. We also recommend to clean the holds regularly, as regular cleaning provides an opportunity to keep your vessel in a good condition and minimize the problems with holds inspection. Our goal is to get your vessel back on hire at the earliest convenience possible.
7. Draft Surveys
Draft survey is the determination of a vessel's displacement by measurement draughts of the vessel before and after loading or discharging. The difference between these two displacements is the weight of cargo loaded or discharged. Sometimes for assessing approximate weight of cargo on board, the deadweight survey is used.
We provide all types of cargo sampling, e.g., fertilizers, metals, grain products, liquid products, etc. If ordered, we accomplish analyses of the samples in the certified laboratories.
9. Tally inspection
Usually, the only way to determine quantity of piece goods is tallying the cargo. Our tallymen perform professional tally of all types of cargo. While tallying, we provide our client or his representative (chief officer of the vessel, supercargo, agent) with daily reports, which contain quantitative data, weight declared, and brief qualitative description of the cargo. On completion the cargo operation, we issue Final Tally Report.
Other types of inspections can also be offered.