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Dry Bulk Cargo Surveys


Cargo which may be loose, granular, free-flowing or solid, such as grain, coal, and ore, and is shipped in bulk rather than in package form. Dry bulk cargo is usually handled by specialized mechanical handling equipment at specially designed dry bulk terminals; therefore the dry bulk surveyor should be in position to:

  • Practice a draft survey to determine the cargo quantity loaded or discharged from vessel.
  • Hold inspection for cargo suitability and water tightness before loading.
  • Practice a pre-shipment survey of cargo to determine the cargo readiness and sampling for quality test.
  • Do an inspection of cargo before discharging from vessel and sampling for quality test.

Our course is fully covering these areas and more.


This course has been designed to provide marine cargo specialists and operations staff with solid marine knowledge required to understand the role of the marine cargo surveyor and the details of the surveys, inspections, claims, and investigations for cargoes and damage to cargoes so they can perform as effective marine cargo surveyors.

Anyone who services the global cargo inspection market and feels they would benefit from a more structured knowledge of the elements of commodities trade and inspections will find the course extremely beneficial.

Minimum Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this Course, however, in order to fully benefit from the training, it is recommended that the participants are either new entrants to the shipping industry or professional staff in shipping companies, ship brokers, port agencies, insurance inspectors, banks and similar service organisations can gain a valuable understanding of their customers roles and responsibilities.
The comprehensive documentation that accompanies the course has been designed as a useful guide for future reference.

Who Should Attend

The Maritime field is extremely broad and brings about relationships with a variety of people with varying levels of experience from the many different aspects of shipping therefore this Course is suitable for a broad range of maritime related professionals and regularly attracts ships’ officers and shore-based management staff.
But the course is also valuable to Classification Societies, Marine Insurers, P&I Club Managers, Port Authorities and Coast Guard personnel amongst others.
The course is conducted online and provides a wonderful chance to build your international professional network without having to afford any travel expenses. Often more than 10 nationalities participate and are introduced to each other thanks to our education portal features.

  • Producers, Traders or Commodities Brokers and Suppliers
  • Ship agent, Shipbrokers
  • Shipowners, Charterers, Shippers and Maritime Attorneys
  • Purchasers and Technical Managers and Superintendents
  • Captains, Chief Engineers and Ship Staff
  • Insurance Company Underwriters, claims handlers, and members of the legal profession
  • Service providers, Surveyors, Inspectors, Analysts, Technical advisers
  • Practicing cargo agents, Freight forwarders, Shipping Industry starters, cargo consolidators
  • Other professionals.

Mr. Elue CHRISTOPHER: Petroleum inspector-Nigeria.

The institute is informative, friendly and offers great advice to students. Everything was explained in detail, and you are made to feel like you are part of a family.

Mr. HOREMANS Jonathan: Inspectorate Surveyor-Belgium.

The educator was very helpful. Next year I will surely take other courses at Lloyd’s Maritime Institute.

Mr. SIDDIG Atif:  Marine Surveyor, Sudan.

“I found this training excellent and could answer all questions asked and delivered the course in an interesting format”

Course Content

  • Enhance your knowledge of dry dock planning;
  • Build your skills in the writing of effective tender documents;
  • Discover the benefits of a clear and fully-detailed specification;
  • Understand the role project management plays in an effective dry docking operation;
  • Examine costings whilst preparing/reviewing proposals and managing the dry docking process;
  • Realise the shared success in working with the shipyard;
  • Evaluate and mitigate the risks in dry docking procedures.

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