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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.

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.
      Due to the delicate nature of such cargo, our surveyors can be available within hours of the first notification, ensuring any principal a reliable and experienced partner with many years of experience in this field, covering most types of fruits, vegetables and other perishable cargos.
    • 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.

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