Oil, gas and chemicals

Our tanker specialists have highly credible industry experience: their practical experience at different command levels onboard seagoing vessels or as senior managers at storage terminals arms them with extensive practical experience.

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Our Surveyors

Amsterdam:

+31 (0)20 610 7260

Antwerp:

+32 (0) 3664 0279

Geneva:

+41 22731 0892

Groningen:

+31 (0) 596 7450 02

London:

+44 (0) 207 101 2114

Melbourne:

+61 438 544 859

Rotterdam:

+31 (0) 10 479 0311

Oil, gas and chemicals

Members of the team have worked for companies ranked amongst the highest in the industry for their safety culture.

Modern chemical tankers can have up to 50 segregated cargo tanks each with dedicated lines and pumps capable of carrying a large number of different production. ‘Liquid bulk’ mainly refers to crude oil, fuel oil, chemicals and vegetable oils but it can also include other categories such as fruit juice concentrate.

Investigation of claims on liquid cargo is completely different from that of solid cargoes. More than for other cargoes, the investigation of claims on liquid bulk cargo requires an analytical approach: not only literally by using special 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 mostly toxic atmosphere in cargo tanks and hazardous nature of the cargo itself does not always allow an immediate visual inspection of tanks.

Special attention is required to, for instance, tank cleaning, the effects of the tank coating and, not least, the individual properties of the more than 2,000 different types of chemicals transported by sea.

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