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Cargo Surveying Training Certificate

General Cargoes Surveying


Are you looking to improve your professional skills? 

Have a certificate that mentions your expertise? 

Increase your chances to get a stable job or interesting internship?

This course will give you the possibility to discover the different areas of cargo surveying learn how to practice a cargo surveying on all its types, have the opportunity to discover all the aspects of a survey from receipt of instructions to presentation of the report.


The objectives of the course were to train participant to carry out General Cargoes Surveying, conducts inspections of marine vessels, to evaluate and report on their condition and/or the products in them.

Benefits of the Course

  • Conducts inspections of marine vessels to evaluate and report on their condition and/or the products in them.
  • Examine the underwater section of hull while the ship is dry-docked to ascertain conditions that indicate repairs are required.
  • Physically take readings on tail shaft and tail shaft bearings, inspect the conditions of propellers, rudders.

Who Should Attend

  • Practicing cargo agents;
  • Freight forwarders;
  • Cargo Claim officers;
  • Shipping officers;
  • Shipping Industry starters;
  • Cargo consolidators;
  • Other professionals.

Course Content

  • Marine surveyor- defined;
  • Definition and defining a general cargo ship;
  • General cargo hazards and general principles of stowage;
  • Surveying/General cargo loss or damages;
  • General cargo types;
  • Ship types – descriptive;
  • Refrigerated cargo;
  • Overall cargo load planning;
  • Surveying/Cargo handling gear;
  • Surveying/Loading and discharging of cargo vessels…


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”

Mr.Wiest LUIS HERNANDO: Independent surveyor-Colombia.

 An extremely professional set up, a fantastic Institute. Highly recommended. I'll be back!

Mr. Pace JESMAR: SGS lead surveyor – Malta.

A true and professional way of teaching in such a short time.


Is this program available online?

Yes, it’s based on distance learning

In what language is this program taught?

Our courses are conducted in English

What’s the duration of the course?

This course takes 3 months to be completed.

What kind of examination I need to take to pass the course?

To pass this course you need to pass a final test, you are advised to submit it  by the date given on your Study Schedule,

Can I get an extension?

You have the opportunity to extend the length of your course by an extra 1 month at no additional charges.

Who recognized this training?

Our courses are recognized by leading organizations such as IAMSA, NAMS Global, INTERCARGO, and IAMSP.

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