BMT is one of the world's leading independent marine surveying companies, providing a wide portfolio of services in cargo, nautical and technical matters. We cover all regions and a wide range of marine and non-marine specialisms, such as fire investigations and yacht surveys. Our experts are internationally recognised for their expertise and their high quality reports. We work to the same loss-prevention agenda as insurers and insured.
In addition to our own offices in the main centres of shipping, our global network of some 500+ surveyors in 250+ ports worldwide means we offer 24/7 availability.
Independence. As part of the BMT Group our independence is guaranteed by the company’s status as an Employee Benefit Trust. This status allows us to act without any commercial or governmental interest.
Sharing intelligence. We share market knowledge and trends to assist our customers in making their businesses more resilient. The articles, manuals and guidelines we publish - such as CargoHandbook.com - have become industry benchmarks in their respective fields. We regularly organise seminars and workshops for clients on-site in the harbour of Rotterdam. Sharing knowledge is at the heart of everything we do.
This section gives an overview of our surveyors. Please select from disciplines or locations to filter your results.
We cover a wide range of disciplines, from naval architecture to marine engineering, to survey and advise on issues from fuel disputes to cargo damage, from litigation to claims, from vessels to rolling stock. With our team of qualified engineers and naval architects, we cover the world’s major ports.
We investigate and advise on many aspects of marine casualties, from collisions to personal injury and pollution.
We provide highly credible, independent advice to disputes and litigation through our expert witness and forensic analysis work.
We not only offer strong geographic coverage: we provide expertise on a wide range of cargo types.
Our fire investigators are IAAI certified. IAAI stands for the U.S. International Association of Fire Investigators and provides the world’s highest standard in fire investigation techniques.
Salvage and wreck removal are highly specialised tasks. Our dedicated team includes salvage masters from the Dutch salvage industry with Lloyds SCR (Special Casualty Representative) accreditation.
We conduct many types of audit, inspection and certification to promote safety and operational efficiency.
As yachts become ever larger and more complex, offering credible advice to the international yacht and insurance market demands more than a worldwide network: it demands strong technical insight into the nature and performance of these vessels.
We offer Port & Ship Familiarisation, Tanker, Terminal and Liquid Cargo as well as LNG and LPG courses, on-site in the Harbour of Rotterdam. More information needed or you want to sign up? Please click here:
Each of the 500+ surveyors in our global network are subject to our internal assessment and approval procedures.
The results of our surveys, investigations and audits are understandably confidential. What we can and do share, however, are the results of our own independent research.
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