When performing a commercial transaction, sale or purchase, as cargo owner (importer, exporter or manufacturer) or vessel owner, as financier or insurer, or cargo shipper, in order to minimize risks and to acknowledge every operation in detail throughout the transactions, it requires competent and professional inspection services to protect your interests.
To assure that the vessel is used and maintained properly or that the cargo is shipped in good conditions at it’s destination, without any impairment as quality or quantity, PETCOM I.I.S. provides a complete variety of solutions and inspection services for maritime and fluvial vessel’s, for vessel owners, P&I clubs, charter companies and cargo merchants. These services include, but not limited at:
This type of inspection is performed in order to assure shipowners and charterers, that the ship is sufficiently protected against any dispute regarding the state of the vessel following a rental agreement. This type of inspection concentrates on fuel stocks (Bunker Survey) and a consumption rate calculus, vessel's statutory certificate verification , confirmation for the physical state of the vessel (Condition Survey), storage units and existent utilities etc
This type of inspection offers a physical condition evaluation of the vessel witch indentifies deficiencies caused by inappropriate maintaining or use of the vessel and it's existent utilities . In order to speed a decision and evaluation process regarding the vessel's status, all the observable deficiencies related to aspect, structure, mechanics, electric, sanitary, fire protection system, security system, utilities etc, will be reported in detail .
PETCOM I.I.S. provides independent and impartial services of maritime fuel quantity determinations, before and after refueling, in accordance with up to date international procedures. This type of inspection is performed in order to determinate not only quantity but also the quality of the maritime fuel (fuel oil, diesel oil, lube oil) witch have been transferred from shore or bunker barge into the vessel's fuel tanks. These services include fuel tank measuring before and after fuel transfer; fuel transfer supervision; representative sampling and analysis; quantity calculus for the fuel transferred from shore or bunker barge and for the fuel received in the vessel's tanks; issue a full and detailed report of the performed operation.
PETCOM I.I.S. provides customers, control services prior shipment, on which the status of the contracted cargo, will be reported in detail. These services are generally carried out at the manufacturers headquarters or storage units, based on samples selected in accordance with defined sampling procedures. Inspection criteria regarding, quality, quantity, marking and packaging are based on the clients specifications and reference samples, as provided. After the inspection is complete, a full and detailed report will be issued. Pre-shipment control is a way to ensure that you get what you paid for. Pre-shipment control means a verification of what follows to be loaded, of quality and quantity, of packaging manner and also the storage condition. Pre-shipment control provides live data so that our clients can have their very own evaluation so that they can take all the precautions necessary in order to avoid a greater risk.
Onboard maritime or fluvial vessels inspection, carried out by supervising loading or discharge products in / from tanks/holds. During the entire time of load / discharge operations, PETCOM I.I.S. surveyors will record all delays and will continuously follow product quality in order to reject unsuitable cargo which may affect or damage a larger lot. The inspection report will highlight the delays and includes detailed reports followed by quantity determinations and quality evaluations for the existent product at the time and place of the inspection.
It's important that the vessel's tanks/holds to be inspected before loading commences, in order to observe if the state of cleanliness is acceptable in accordance with international transport rules. This way we can assure that the cargo will not suffer any damages after loading process or during shipment. Observing any incompatibilities allows our clients to have their own evaluation and take all the precautions in order to avoid a greater risk.
It's important that the vessel's tanks/holds are to be inspected before the loading process begins, in order to observe if the physical status or the construction of the vessels tanks / hatches allow certain types of products to be loaded, so that the vessel and cargo do not suffer any damage after load or during shipment. Observing any incompatibilities allows our clients to have their own evaluation and take all the precautions in order to avoid a greater risk.
Product verification in warehouses and onboard maritime and fluvial vessel's, performed through quality and quantity determination of existent cargo onboard a vessel before discharge, during loading / discharge or after loading. This inspection service provides important information for our clients, whom can sequentially follow every operation during loading or discharging a product, and can conclude the way these operations have been executed. During loading or discharging process, PETCOM I.I.S. inspectors will collect representatives samples for a specific lot of cargo or spot samples which will be analyzed in order to determinate the quality and quantity of the product for every work stage. The obtained results will be permanently monitored and compared, in order to observe any quality or quantity issue during loading or discharge process. . Observing any incompatibilities allows our clients to have their own evaluation and take all the precautions in order to avoid a greater risk.
Inspection performed in order to establish the quantity of discharged or loaded cargo onboard vessels, through calculus with the purpose of exact quantity determination before and after load or discharge process. This inspection includes fuel, ballast, slop, fresh water or any other variable quantity establishment onboard the vessel . For the obtained results to be correct, our inspectors take in consideration all the factors which can influence these results, like vessel status, draft condition and weather conditions during measurements.
Inspection performed in order to establish the quantity of discharged or loaded cargo onboard vessels, through volumetric measurements of vessel's tanks . This inspection includes temperature determination and representative sampling for product density determination . For the obtained results to be correct, our inspectors take in consideration all the factors which can influence these results, like vessel status, draft condition, vessel's trim and weather conditions during measurements.
When a lot of cargo is declared unsuitable, a extent of damage evaluation and deterioration cause is necessary, in order to prepare a compensation claim. The damaged cargo needs to be immediately inspected, after it was discovered or when the vessel reaches its destination. In commercial business, the usual procedure is that, when the cargo is insured, and the responsibility is taken by the sender, the inspectors report is presented to the insurance company as records for compensation claim release. This inspection is usually named "Damage Survey", and the inspectors report is an important part of the claim of liability for damages.