SIM surveyors carry out cargo Pre-Loading Surveys in order to verify the condition of the cargo by recording all visible damage before shipment and to also inspect the loading process to avoid further claims.
SIM Damage Surveyors conduct investigations of cargo damage or loss claims on behalf of P&I Clubs, Owners, Receivers, etc. to determine the probable cause and extent of the damages that may have occurred during shipment and to assist in mitigating further losses in the future. The recommended repairs and an estimated cost of repairs are also provided.
SIM surveyors are engaged in the stowage, lashing and securing of all types of vessels and their cargo; they are focused on the following items: monitoring the safe handling and loading of the cargo, giving advice on proper stowage, verifying the cargo units are duly lashed and secured; they conduct Lashing Calculations and provide technical advice to issue the Stowage Plan.
SIM Project Cargo Surveys consists of valuating the cargo, cargo holds and hatch covers condition, handling, stowage and lashing before and during loading in order to avoid further claims.