During the transportation of cargoes, by sea, road or air freight, damage may be suffered as a result of many causes which include deficient cargo handling during loading, discharging or trans-shipment operations, movement or shifting during shipment, or as a consequence of an external event which may occur at any time between despatch and delivery.
Damages to cargo can take the form of minor or superficial defects, or serious deficiencies which can result in the product being completely unsuitable for its intended purpose.
A survey of damaged cargo, competently conducted, strives to uncover the root cause of the damage, and investigate the possibilities for repair or recovery, in order that the cargo may be accepted suitable for use without detriment.
Cargo condition surveys may be carried out at any stage, prior or post shipment, for verification, precautionary or insurance purposes, or to provide an early indication of potential defects which may lead to project delay if undetected.
A Adamson & Co have extensive experience of all types of liquid, bulk and general cargoes, including fresh and frozen foodstuffs and personal effects. We undertake the following surveys: