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Cargo Surveying Advanced Diploma

Expert in Cargo Damage Claims


Organizations, as well as people, often feel very uneasy whenever they hear that their cargo has been damaged on delivery. The item might be something they ordered online, or a container they want to reach a certain destination safely, as an exporter or importer. 

The damage of a container or cargo is inevitable when goods are being shipped from one destination to another. Therefore, there is a clear procedure that a logistics company can follow to claim compensation for the damaged goods and here comes the role of the surveyor; with this course you will discover how to conduct a successful Cargo Damage Claims survey.


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. Jose RODRIGEZ: surveyor in East Cost Marine Mozambique.

The course covered a lot of information, delivered in good way and easy to absorb. The structure was clear, logical and effective. LMI has obviously put a lot of thought and expertise into it.

Mr. KARDASILARIS DIMITRIS: Staff captain- Greece.

Very happy with the course I took here. Originally, I was a bit unsure of what to expect as I had never done anything to do with distance learning at all, but the content of the course and the way in which the tutor helped me it was extremely easy to follow. 

Mr. Lilian aghaunor: Marine Executive in Hull Blyth – Nigeria.

I have found a new appreciation and understanding of the world of Marine Surveying. My level of knowledge is higher than ever and I have seen a vast improvement in my skills.”

Course Content

4 Compulsory subjects:
  • Introduction to Marine Surveying Profession;
  • Reports and Report Writing;
  • Essential Law for Cargo and Marine Surveyors;
  • Naval Architecture & Ship Stability.
+6 Speciality subjects:
  • Chemical Cargo Surveying;
  • Petroleum Products Surveying;
  • Marine Insurance;
  • Draught Surveying;
  • Dry Bulk Cargoes Surveying;
  • Containers Cargoes Surveying;

  • A chance to reinforce and enhance your career path opportunities within the surveying industry and become an Accredited Marine Surveyor;
  • Surveying professionals who pass the Diploma course have the opportunity to gain a Certificate of Competency in Marine Surveying;
  • Provides specialist expert knowledge of the industry from authors who are currently running their own surveying business.

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