Marine casualty investigation and cargo consultancy

We provide cargo, nautical, and technical services and cover various marine and non-marine specialisms.

Contact Details

Our Surveyors

Amsterdam:

+31 (0)20 610 7260

Antwerp:

+32 (0) 3664 0279

Geneva:

+41 22731 0892

Groningen:

+ 31 50 305 0081

London:

+44 (0) 207 101 2114

Arnhem:

+31 (0) 26 303 4716

Rotterdam:

+31 (0) 10 479 0311

Working with over 500 surveyors in 250 ports worldwide, we offer 24/7 global support. We provide a wealth of extra technical expertise, including financial modelling, forensic investigation, simulation, and modelling services.

Our approach is pragmatic and scientific when needed. We use simulation and visualisation tools and other state-of-the-art software to support our investigations.

Services

Our Surveyors & Experts

This section gives an overview of our surveyors, consultants and experts. Please select from disciplines or locations to filter your results.

Specialist services

Marine Fuels • Collision Investigation • Container Technology • Cranes, Engines and Machinery • Fire Investigation • IMDG • Heavy Lift and Project Cargo • Inland Navigation • Renewables & Offshore • Tanker, Liquid & Gas • Vessel Performance • Salvage Consultancy • Yacht Surveys

Global surveyor network

Our in-house network enables us to offer engineering expertise from 23 offices spread over four continents. In addition, we work with 500+ surveyors all over the world providing our services 24/7.

CargoHandbook

The world's largest database on transportation of cargoes in the marine industry set up by BMT.

Claims and casualty investigation

Marine casualties can occur for several reasons. We can identify the root cause of marine and non-marine incidents and make recommendations to avoid future losses.

Survey audit and technical inspections

We offer a broad range of surveys, audits and certifications to promote safety and operational efficiency.

Heavy lift and project cargo

We understand the specific challenges of heavy lift shipping, often involving the sea transportation of extremely heavy, voluminous and valuable loads, requiring special care and preparation.

Marine incident and emergency management

We assist the international shipping industry with emergency response advice and action for an extensive range of serious incidents, 24/7 globally.

Fire and explosion investigation

We use different, innovative research methods such as 3D visualisation and photography or CT scans to make the invisible visible...without destructive examination.

Tanker, liquid and gas : claims and assessment

Specialist services for the investigation of marine claims in the international oil, gas and chemicals industries.

Mine and ports dry bulk handling

We have a global reputation for designing bulk materials handling systems that transfer commodities such as coal and iron ore quickly and safely, day in and day out.

Terms of Business

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Expert witness and litigation

We provide oral and written evidence in court and arbitration proceedings at all stages of the claims, dispute and litigation process.

We offer independent advice including expert witness and forensic analysis to support disputes and litigation claims.

We accept appointments to act as court surveyor or as arbitrator for several jurisdictions.

In case of a mediation, we may also provide technical assistance.

Surveys, audits, and certifications

We offer a broad range of surveys, audits, and certifications to promote safety and operational efficiency. We are certified by leading industry organisations such as the Nautical Institute, the International Marine Contractors Association, or the 360 Quality Association. We report to accepted standards - so survey results and audits are comparable, always, and everywhere.

However, we can also set up and deliver reports that meet your needs. MATE© translates inspection results into intuitive reports and benchmarks, helping you improve vessel performance and mitigate risk.

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International Marine Contractors Association

IMCA’s CMID and MISW audits are the industry standard for due diligence and safety inspections for vessels working in the offshore and renewables industry. IMCA’s eCMID system provides a standardised format for vessel inspection, offering a safety management system ‘health check’ with a focus on specific risk areas presented by the specialist vessel types operating in the market.


Marine surveys brochure

BMT is able to offer survey services worldwide, through a global network of survey offices, on a 24/7 basis. BMT’s unique group of companies also provides access to a wealth of extra technical expertise including financial modelling, forensic investigation and simulation and modelling services.

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