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Cargo Surveying Training Certificate

Refrigerated Cargoes Surveying


Refrigerated cargo ship, typically used to transport perishable commodities which require temperature-controlled transportation, such as fruit, meat, fish, vegetables, dairy products and other foods, the Refrigerated Cargoes Surveyor should make sure that the cargo presented for carriage under refrigeration should be pre-cooled to the carrying temperature since normally the vessel or container is only provided with sufficient power to deal with heat leakage and the modest amount of heat generated by living cargoes and be aware that the prime consideration when receiving refrigerated cargo for carriage is to see that it is at the correct temperature. There is always the possibility of a slight rise in the temperature of the surface during transit which the ship can well take care of provided the internal bulk of the packages are at the correct temperature.
Our course is fully covering these areas and more.


The objectives of the course were to train participant to carry out Refrigerated Cargoes Surveying, understand the necessary information to conduct a Refrigerated cargoes survey.

Benefits of the Course

  • External condition of the Reefer container and door seal status examined and damage to container, if any, noted down;
  • From documents the shipper, requested temp/vent/humidity setting noted and the temperature display unit of the reefer unit is inspected to record the temp/vent/setting/supply air set by the carriers in the container;
  • On opening the container the stowage of cargo in the container inspected to see if the stowage prevents or restricts the air circulation within the container; If any ice formation visible due to air block;
  • The cargo temperature recorded. Mode of packing and date of pacing noted down and condition of cargo examined for any exceptions. The affected cargo quantified and loss assessed;
  • Voyage temperature charts reviewed to confirm the cause of damage.

Who Should Attend

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

Course Content

  • Guidelines for the Carriage of Commodities
  • Moulds, Taint, Compatibility and Sterilization of Cargoes
  • Refrigerated Ships or Refrigerated Containers
  • Surveying/Refrigerated Integral Containers
  • Controlled Atmosphere in Reefer Ships
  • Refrigerant Issues and the Environment
  • Particular Trades and their Cargoes
  • Surveying/Temperature, Data Recorders and Record Keeping
  • Refrigerated Ship and Container Survey: Problems and Troubleshooting


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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