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Bldg. 0750-D WIliamson Place La Boca
Panama City, Rep. of Panama

+ (507) 314 1756 / 52

Available 24/7


Cargo Damage Surveys

We establish the extent of the damage and give an estimate of the cost of repairs. Our surveyors work in liaison with the insured, the repair facility, and all the relevant parties. Investigations of cargo damage or loss claims on behalf of P&I Clubs, carriers, shippers, consignee are performed to determine possible cause and/or extent of any damage that may have occurred during shipment, and to assist in mitigating further losses.


Hold & Tank Cleanliness

We inspect vessel's cargo worthiness, including hold or tank condition and cleanliness and the general suitability to load a particular cargo. This visual inspection of the cleanliness of the cargo holds/tanks of the vessel is important in order to minimize at the maximum, any contamination possibles of the cargo, thus avoiding future problems in transportation.


Cargo Inspections

International Marine Experts (IME) is looked upon as one of the preeminent providers of Cargo Inspection Services in Panama and Nearby countries. As the trusted Cargo Surveyor, we have catered to the specific requisites of our esteemed clients.
International Marine Experts (IME) is known for its ability to provide comprehensive and skilled assessments of damage sustained to all types of commodities during transport by rail, road, air and sea.  As a leading surveying company in our regions of coverage, IME offers a full range of services regarding cargo inspection and loss adjusting.

In addition to assessments for claims resulting from damage to goods during transit, IME provides independent and impartial services to verify that you are getting what you pay for.
This service encompasses all aspects of the land transportation component, and the loading, stowage, sea fastening, discharge and delivery and the verification of loading/discharging procedures.


Pre-Shipment Surveys

Cargo Loading inspections for Shipping Containers including assessment of damaged loads. We specialize in Cargo Surveys for Import/Export, and Cargo Loading inspections as required by shipping lines, government, insurance companies and commercial agencies. Once our investigation and assessment is complete, we provide the customer with a written report detailing our findings. We stand by our work, and are available to answer any questions.

⚫We measure the cargo's cubic feet for freight payment purposes and verify its condition by recording any visible damage before shipment at the dock for insurance purposes, carriers and forwarders.
⚫We supervise loading, stowage, lashing, blocking & bracing to ensure the safe carriage of the cargoes. We assist masters in the load planning to meet the code.
⚫We also perform cargo handling and lashing before and during loading on behalf of shippers, underwriters, carriers and forwarders.
⚫Surveys of break-bulk cargo to ensure those bills of lading and mate's receipts accurately note the apparent condition of cargo when it is loaded.
⚫We perform out-turn surveys of steel, on arrival at the discharge port, to establish condition, any damages and shift of cargo that may have occurred during the voyage by using the Silver Nitrate testing for chloride residues.
⚫We can provide testing of "hatch tightness" by ultra sound or hose testing.


Container Surveys

We perform condition and cleanliness for on/off-hire and for general suitability to load bulk agricultural / food products. We perform surveys of damaged containerized cargo, and stowage, securing, tallying and stuffing inspections of containerized cargo.

International Marine Experts (IME) has over ten years of “hands on” experience. We know where and what to look for, and have the expertise to know what our findings mean. Once the investigation and assessment is complete, we ensure the customer is provided with a thorough written report. We stand by our work and are available to answer any questions. IME’s inspection reports satisfy the needs of government and insurance agencies.

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