Dry Bulk Cargo Surveys


Cargo which may be loose, granular, free-flowing or solid, such as grain, coal, and ore, and is shipped in bulk rather than in package form. Dry bulk cargo is usually handled by specialized mechanical handling equipment at specially designed dry bulk terminals. Our dry bulk survey covers the follows :

  • Draft survey to determine the cargo quantity loaded or discharged from vessel.
  • Hold inspection for cargo suitability and water tightness before loading.
  • Pre-shipment survey of cargo to determine the cargo readiness and sampling for quality test. sampling for quality test.
  • Inspection of cargo before discharging from vessel and sampling for quality test.
  • Supervision of loading or discharging operation and sampling throughout operation.
  • Monitoring cargo temperature during loading for self heating cargo i.e. Palm Expellers.

Our course is fully covering these areas and more.


This course has been designed to provide marine cargo specialists and operations staff with solid marine knowledge required to understand the role of the marine cargo surveyor and the details of the surveys, inspections, claims, and investigations for cargoes and damage to cargoes so they can perform as effective marine cargo surveyors.

Anyone who services the global cargo inspection market and feels they would benefit from a more structured knowledge of the elements of commodities trade and inspections will find the course extremely beneficial.