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IME Bunker Survey

In order to assist our clients, International Marine Experts (IME) offers Bunker Quantity Surveys (BQS) in all major bunker ports of Panama (Panama) Canary Islands (Spain), Lagos (Nigeria), Callao (Peru), Dubai (UAE), Shanghai (China) and Asuncion (Paraguay). IME BQS are performed in accordance with the American Petroleum Institute Standards.

A bunker quantity survey involves an approved surveyor taking measurements on board the delivery barge/shore tank and the receiving vessel before and after any transfer of oil takes place. The surveyor’s measurements are then used to determine the quantity of oil delivered. The quantity delivered from the barge/shore tank and received by the vessel should be the same. If there is any discrepancy, this can be highlighted and investigated at the time so that a claim can be made after the event.


Engaging an IME Bunker Quantity Surveyor is one of the surest ways to determine if your vessel has received the right amount of fuel.

IME BQS offer an independent and impartial quantity measurement service for marine fuels. We provide comprehensive documentation for each survey to support any shortage claims or quality disputes.

Periodic skills upgrade and regular on-the-job inspections by senior IME staff help our surveyors maintain top service quality at all times.

IME Bunker Survey provide the following services:

⚫ Pre-delivery tank gauging.

⚫ Safety inspection and supervision of fuel sampling.

⚫ Monitoring of bunker delivery process.

⚫ Post-delivery tank gauging.

⚫ Final calculation of quantity delivered.

Our mission is to offer our customers quality, swift, cost effective and timely marine surveys and consultancy services, especially focusing on the maritime industry world wide.
As a maritime company with headquarters in Panama, we have as our mission the objective of raising the professional standards and the international maritime image of the Republic of Panama, offering honest and high quality services.
Dedication, professionalism and the highest standards in the fulfillment of our quality policy are the focal points of our dealings in our relationship with the Maritime Community and our customers.

To become a recognized worldwide leader in independent marine surveying and consulting services with the highest quality standards.
⚫ IME believes in keep innovating and improving in order to provide you with the best value added, reliable, quality-oriented services for marine surveying and consulting.
⚫ We believe in been a strategic partner for the maritime industry in order to help create a maritime world with fewer accidents and free of substandard ships, resulting from irresponsible ship owners.
⚫ IME and its employees firmly believe that Profits and Safety should never be in competition.

At IME, continuous improvement is incorporated into every engagement we undertake. Our Quality Management System, certified under ISO 9001 and 17020. In addition, IME is the first Panamanian company to become a member of the International Federation of Inspection Agencies IFIA, organization that covers the world leaders in the field of testing, inspection and certification.

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