Marine Surveys

Marine Surveys

Marine & Cargo Surveys, Consultations, Inspections and Testing Services

IMS provides an extensive range of marine, cargo and technical services to the shipping industry – Ship Owners, Charterers, Underwriters, P & I Clubs, Terminals and Stevedores, Law Firms, Flag States inspections, etc. Such services include (but are not limited to): Vessel condition, pre-purchase, on/off hire, pre-loading inspections, draft surveys, heavy-lift and project cargo loading as well as bulk cargo handling & securing, damage investigation and expert witness to mention a few.


IMS will issue all required documents as per governing contract and our Clients’ requirements.

  • Certificate of Weight
  • Certificate of Quality/Analysis
  • Certificate of Sampling
  • Certificate of Hold/Tank Cleanliness
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Phytosanitary Certificate (Non-governmental version)

Survey types

  • Draft Survey and/or Deadweight Survey
  • On/Off Hire – Vessel’s Condition and/or Bunker
  • Sealing of Hatches/Valves
  • Loading/Discharging Survey/Supervision
  • Bulk cargoes – coal, concentrates, ores, sulphur, potash and other commodities
  • Steel products
  • Grains, seeds, canola meal/pellets and other bulk foodstuffs
  • Forest products including lumber, logs, pulp and newsprint
  • Machinery and motor vehicles
  • Project and heavy lift cargoes
  • Bulk liquids – edible oils, tallow, petroleum and chemicals
  • Frozen and chilled meats and seafood
  • Containerized and reefer cargoes
  • Scrap ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Waste paper and plastics

IMS offers a team of highly-qualified surveyors and inspectors to meet the complete needs of the modern inter-modal, commodity supply and trading industries. Our professionals have a wide range of cargo and marine experience and can handle all types of surveys and inspections, including:

  • Container surveys inclusive of reefers and flat-racks
  • Ro/Ro’s operations
  • General cargo, bulk and forest product carriers
  • VLCC’s and tankers
  • Oil terminal and bunkering operations
  • Port, stevedore and container terminal operations
  • Class Surveys for several Classification Associations
  • Statutory flag state inspections and investigations
  • Coastal, Arctic, deep-sea towing
  • Offshore oil exploration
  • Fish farming and deep-sea fishing
  • Small vessel and yacht survey and/or delivery
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