For many categories, such as perishables and containers, we have invested in creating benchmark guidelines that are recognised internationally and used across the industry.
We consult on a wide range of cargoes. However, we are not generalists. Each category is resourced with specialists in that particular field, bringing both practical insights from their industry experience and independent surveying expertise.
As authors of ‘The Cargo Handbook’, we have made best practice in the transportation of fruit, vegetables and other foods widely available.
Dry bulk cargoes are generally uniform in composition and are loaded directly into the cargo space without any intermediate containment.
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.
Heavy lift shipping is a very particular trade, often involving the sea transportation of extremely heavy and voluminous loads, requiring special care and preparation. Our specialists understand the specific challenges of these high-value cargoes and the challenges they present.
The risks associated with the carriage of hazardous cargoes are very significant and are the cause of many marine incidents each year.
Just as ‘The Cargo Handbook’ has positioned BMT as the authority on cargo transportation, our work authoring ‘The Container Handbook’ is acknowledged across the industry as the benchmark.
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.