About Us

About Us

IMS Marine Surveyors & Analytical Laboratories Ltd.

The only surveying company you need to know. We will ease your workload, pain and the hassle of Claims and/or other Surveys.

In today’s highly-competitive and changing shipping industry, losses can materialise in lost time, damage, contamination and unfamiliarity with local conditions, etc., and can be a major cost factor. IMS Marine Surveyors (IMS) can reduce your costs/claims by being your on-site representative. IMS provides a proven approach to reducing your risks, workload and stress by providing experienced, prompt, factual and competitively-priced marine surveys and cargo inspections.

IMS was established in 1992, and has grown to become one of Western Canada’s largest independent marine surveying and cargo inspection organizations. Over the years, IMS has established itself as an unbiased, objective and knowledgeable surveying company. Based in Vancouver, Canada’s largest and busiest port, IMS offers a comprehensive range of professional consulting, superintendency, inspection and marine surveying services across Canada and, through its affiliates, worldwide.

IMS has experienced steady growth over the years. The ownership was consolidated under the present Owners in May 1997. Shortly thereafter, we decided to relocate to a more suitable location, and in May 1998, IMS moved to its new Headquarters with both office and warehouse space. The Headquarters is conveniently located in Burnaby, BC (in the Greater Vancouver district) and is only minutes away from most docks.

IMS is ISO 9001:2015 Certified. IMS has continuously worked to improve the work environment and surveying routines we use, and has developed sophisticated computer software for various surveying types to assist us along the way. It was a natural step for us to aim for, and achieve, the ISO 9002 Certification on October 21st, 2001. On December 31st, 2003 we received new certification under the BS EN ISO 9001:2000 standard, and on November 25th, 2009 we received new certification under the BS EN ISO 9001:2008 standard.

ISO 9001:2015 Certified

IMS became certified under the BS EN ISO 9002:1994 standard on October 21, 2001, upgraded to BS EN ISO 9001:2000 on December 31, 2003, upgraded to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 on November 25, 2009, and upgraded to BS EN ISO 9001:2015 on February 5, 2018. For more information, please view our Memberships and Certifications.

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