Cargo damage

We attend over 2,000 cargo-related surveys each year, giving us industry-best insights into the causes and consequences of damage both to cargo and damage caused by cargo.

Contact Details

Our Surveyors


+31 (0)20 610 7260


+32 (0) 3664 0279


+41 22731 0892


+31 (0) 596 7450 02


+44 (0) 207 101 2114


+61 438 544 859


+31 (0) 10 479 0311

Cargo damage

Each cargo has its own properties and reacts differently to contact with water, moisture, exposure to temperature, sunlight or gases emitted by other cargoes on board the vessel. For some other cargoes such as containers and project cargo, the effect of the ship motions on the cargo is relevant.

In addition to our services relating to damaged cargoes, we also inspect and advise on damage caused by cargoes. This kind of information which is required to make the proper assessments, is not taught at school or university, but can only be obtained from experience gained during the daily practice. We bring this level of judgement to our cargo damage services.

Our services in include: