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Cargo Surveys

Vassallo Associates has been effecting most types of Cargo Surveys to both local and international clients since the company’s beginning. Our clients range from most marine-related sectors, such as P&I Clubs, Insurance Companies, Shipping Lines, Port Operators, Freight Forwarding Companies, Importers and Exporters. Our team of cargo surveyors consist of well-dedicated professionals, delivering high-quality surveying and consultancy, combining their longstanding experience and appropriate education with a sense of efficiency and commitment to high ethical standards.

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Our services include:

  • Pre-shipment condition surveys:
    To ascertain the condition of cargo prior to shipping to ensure its same condition upon arrival at destination.
  •  Cross stuffing surveys:
    To monitor, coordinate and secure the movement of cargo from one unit to another. To report damages that may have taken place, prior to or during the cross stuffing operation taking place. 
  • Container inspections and surveys.
  • Frozen & refrigerated cargo surveys.
  • Bulk cargo.
  • Lashing Surveys.
  • Various types of damage surveys.
  • Tallying surveys:
    An effective step to avoid shortage claims is to effect a tally survey of the cargo at points of shipment.
  • Pre-loading & out-turn surveys.
  • Household goods and or personal effects surveys.
  • Cargo holds inspection:
    Prior to loading, the cargo spaces are inspected for suitability for the intended cargo which is to be loaded, in terms of cleanliness, coating, corrosion and previous cargo contamination.
  • Superintendence on loading & discharge (load & stow surveys).
  • Damaged cargo sales via the salvage market.
  • Assessing/coordination of repair costs of container and trailers.
  • Investigations – pilferage reports.
  • Non-delivery & short-shipped investigation surveys.
  • Claims management services.

Contact us now to discuss your Cargo Survey or other maritime requirements.