We attend more than 2,000 cargo surveys every year, so we know that every cargo is unique and reacts differently to contact with water or moisture, exposure to temperature, sunlight or gases or even ship motions.
Each cargo has its properties and reacts differently to contact with water, moisture, exposure to temperature, sunlight or gases emitted by other loads on board the vessel. For some other cargoes, such as containers and project cargo, the effect of the ship motions is relevant.
More than for other cargoes, the investigation of crude oil, fuel oil, gas and chemicals claims require an analytical approach: not only by using laboratories for sampling and analysing but also figuratively by checking the vast amount of records made by the crew during pre-loading and transportation. The toxic atmosphere in cargo tanks and the cargo's hazardous nature does not always allow an immediate visual inspection of tanks.
Special attention is required for tank cleaning, the effects of the tank coating and the individual properties of more than 2,000 different types of chemicals transported by sea.
Our CargoHandbook.com is the industry's bible on all cargo, with more than 1000 listed commodities.
As the authors of the this book, our specialist commodity experts have vast experience investigating any sort of claim or product loss, also when it comes to perishable goods. With most of our offices being located in the busy North-West European ports, we handle about 4,000 cases in this area per year involving these types of products. We advise on the many different factors that can determine the appropriate temperature as well as other conditions for shipment.
It is the world's largest database on transportation of cargoes in the marine industry, visited by thousands of users every month and containing more than 1000 listed commodities! From Abaca to Zucchini - no product transported by sea holds any secrets for us!
We advise on environmental, legislative and compliance issues, bringing insight from the hundreds of statutory assessments we have completed.
As the world faces more complex environmental challenges and public scrutiny on the impact of climate change, our team of environmental scientists are here to help guide and advise regulators and stakeholders across the continuum of offshore marine, coastal zones, rivers and waterways.
We conduct in-depth fire investigations using the latest technologies and are certified by the International Association of Arson Investigators, guaranteeing the world’s highest standard in fire investigation techniques.
We assist the international shipping industry with emergency response advice and action for an extensive range of serious incidents, 24/7 globally.
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