We conduct many types of audit, inspection and certification to promote safety and operational efficiency. To these we bring all insights gained from our incident investigations, translating that experience into a valuable contribution to loss prevention. Through our global network of 500+ surveyors, we can arrange audits and inspections at short notice in all major ports.
The expertise of our specialist surveyors is backed by efficient, quality-assured back office processes. These robust systems are what allow us to handle several thousand surveys and reports each year without compromising on quality, consistency or expertise. Our reports all undergo a rigorous review process and communicate clearly, decisively with actionable advice. We also capture your reporting preferences to deliver reports that meet your particular needs.
Our specialist surveyors are assisted by a range of software innovations that enable comprehensive reporting within shorter timeframes. One of these innovations is MATE, a cloud-based application which not only translates inspection results into digestible scoring overviews, but also provides our clients real time access to reporting and statistics.
We are trusted by many of the world’s largest shipping lines to protect their assets through specialist advice and audits that promote safety and operational efficiency.
We are fully authorised under the 360 Quality Association’s rules to perform audits on specialized reefer ships and coldstore terminals. Since the start of the programme in 2007, we have performed over 500 audits.
Our tanker specialists have extensive practical experience in tanker operations and bring insights from their work with companies recognised for their outstanding safety culture.
From seagoing vessels to inland barges, purchase surveys to cargo hold inspections, we offer a full range of condition surveys for a full range of vessels.
Ineffective procedures, ignorance of bridge watchkeeping best practice, poor bridge team management and ineffective communication: all represent risk.
IMCA’s Common Marine Inspection (CMID) and Marine Inspections of Small Workboats (MISW) audits are recognised as the industry standard for due diligence safety audits for working vessels.
Ad de Klerk
BMT share their experiences in salvaging a cargo worth several million Euros from the seabed in the Mediterranean.
Dennis de Bruin
Marine Director at BMT Surveys describes what surveyors can do to turn an apparent total loss of high quality fuel into the acceptance of a sound product.
Olivier van der Kruijs
Olivier van der Kruijs describes new processes that will lead to ship condition surveys being conducted more efficiently.
Incidents that occur which may be the cause of casualties involving the breaking and subsequent salvage of inland navigation barges.
Phil Thompson outlines the problem of liquefaction and discusses how better understanding of the problem has led to improved risk mitigation strategies.
Jeroen de Haas
The magnitude of insurance claims within the shipping industry is striking. The complexities involved place increasing pressure on surveyors to employ more sophisticated techniques determine the reasons behind an incident and ascertain liability.