Cargo Inspection - a crucial procedure capable of ensuring safety, high quality, and reliability in maritime and river transportation. Cargo doesn't always deteriorate due to improper transportation; often, incorrect packaging or inadequate preparation is a frequent cause.
Cargo inspections help avoid financial risks associated with deficiencies, damage, or overloading of goods, prevent potential contamination, accidents, and ensure the dispatch of only fresh and high-quality merchandise.
Sharky Maritime specialists will assist in safeguarding the interests of shippers, recipients, and cargo carriers, identifying potential deficiencies and risks that could impact contractual obligations. We'll help verify that the cargo meets declared standards and customer requirements, inspect packaging and labeling quality, and do everything possible to ensure the cargo reaches its destination in impeccable condition.
Cargo Inspection - an essential part of the logistics chain and business process aimed at minimizing risks, preventing defects, damages, and the delivery of substandard products. Moreover, inspection work allows for tracking changes in the condition, quality, and quantity of the cargo and identifying the causes behind them. Pre-shipment cargo inspection helps prevent theft or damage to goods caused by improper storage or handling.
Our range of services includes:
Container inspection is a procedure designed to prevent potential risks and issues during transportation. The examination of a maritime container is conducted by licensed and highly qualified specialists and includes the following stages:
Container surveying allows for recommendations to be made on how to effectively address identified issues and what additional measures need to be taken to prevent their recurrence.
Product inspection often involves conducting laboratory analyses. Here are just a few reasons to consider ordering this service:
This service entails quality assessment and verification of agricultural products and cargoes against specific standards and requirements. Below is a step-by-step description of the process of such inspection:
The successful completion of agricultural inspection results in a certificate confirming the product's quality. All parties involved in the process are interested in conducting such inspections, as they provide assurance of safety and high product quality. It verifies compliance with requirements and regulatory norms, helping to prevent risks before they impact consumers.
Steel products are among the most delicate and demanding types of cargo. They can easily be damaged during loading and unloading due to careless handling, or water penetration can lead to gradual deterioration.
Inspecting steel products prior to loading allows documenting the cargo's condition at any stage of delivery, determining the quantity and quality of goods through weight control, sample collection, visual observation, and other methods.
Depending on the intended goal, steel products inspection may involve draft surveys, tallying, and weight determination on scales.
Ship inspection plays a crucial role in the safety and efficiency of maritime operations, as well as in maintaining the reliability and value of vessels and their equipment. Here are just a few advantages of having a ship inspected by an inspector:
Pre-shipment cargo inspection offers numerous benefits:
Sharky Maritime Company - a leader in the cargo inspection industry. Our goal is to ensure that only the highest quality goods are loaded onto the vessel and to ensure their perfect condition upon arrival at the destination.
We carry out cargo inspections in various ports on the Black Sea coast, including Odessa, Chornomorsk, Yuzhny, Nikolaev, Izmail, Reni, Giurgiulesti and Constanta.
Special documents are required for the transportation of perishable goods on a sea vessel to ensure the safety and quality of the cargo during transportation. Here are some key documents:
Cargo inspection on board a vessel is a crucial step in ensuring safety and quality during transportation. However, despite all efforts, it is not possible to guarantee the 100% detection of all potential risks and flaws. It is important to understand that inspection is a part of a comprehensive approach to ensuring cargo safety and its successful transportation.
Inspectors conducting cargo inspections on board a vessel possess experience and professional knowledge, enabling them to identify many issues and risks, such as packaging damage, documentation discrepancies, temperature violations, and others. However, some flaws may remain hidden or may arise during the transportation process.
To maximize risk reduction and ensure successful transportation, the following practices are recommended:
Cargo inspection on board a vessel is an important tool for risk mitigation, but for complete assurance of safety and quality during transportation, it is necessary to implement comprehensive measures and adhere to the recommendations of professionals.
After conducting cargo inspection on board a vessel, various documents and reports will be provided to the client, confirming the performed work and inspection results. It's important to note that specific documents may vary depending on the type of cargo, transportation conditions, and client requirements. Here are some of the potential documents and reports:
Depending on the terms and agreements, additional documents may be provided, such as cargo specifications, acceptance and transfer records, insurance documents, etc.
Clients typically receive documents and reports in electronic or paper format, according to their preferences. These documents hold significant value as they allow clients to have a comprehensive understanding of the cargo's condition and quality, providing additional assurances of safety and compliance with standards.
The cost of cargo inspection prior to loading onto a vessel can vary significantly based on several factors, such as the type of cargo, its volume, the complexity of the inspection, port location, additional services, and client requirements. Typically, the cost is determined on a case-by-case basis for each situation.
Transporting cargo requires a significant amount of data, including a detailed description of the cargo, including weight, specifications, packaging details, transport dates, vessel type, quality certificates, invoice, cargo insurance information, packaging and labeling details, customs declaration data, owner's contact information, and payment details.
For sending cargo by sea vessel, several documents are required, including cargo description, shipment and destination details, customs documents, a contract between the sender and carrier, confirmation of cargo space reservation, container type and size information, packing and labeling instructions, insurance, weight and volume documents, and payment documents.
An exact list of required data can be provided by our specialists during consultation.
International cargo transportation requires specific documents for customs clearance. Typically, a customs declaration, invoice, quality and compliance certificates, certificates indicating country of origin, transport documents, cargo insurance, and specific documents based on the nature of the cargo and destination country requirements are needed.
The service of individually counting the quantity of cargo is crucial for maritime or river transportation. We offer tallying services for cargo regardless of the type of goods. This service helps determine the exact quantity of goods, identify defects or damages, calculate loading and unloading times, minimize risks related to theft or cargo damage.
It is important to involve an independent specialist for this service - if the counting is conducted by an interested party, it may be difficult to dispute the results of their count later on.