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    Consultants on marine transportation of foods and other commodities. Food scientists and engineers. Cargo surveyors. Based in Valencia, Spain.
  • Specialized consultants and cargo surveyors with more than 40 years of experience in damage surveys and investigations
  • Refrigerated cargo in reefer containers: Inspection of reefer, product, packaging, stuffing, stripping, security seal placement and cargo transfer operations.
  • Surveys of fresh, processed foods and temperature sensitive products.
  • Surveys of grains, coffee, cocoa, oil-seeds, fertilizers, sugar and other dry cargo.
  • Scientific consultants in legal cases. Critical review and analysis of documentation and evidence gathered. Expert evidence for litigation.  
  • Serving Spain from Valencia, and the rest of the world from N. J., U.S.A.
  • On-line training courses and e-books on maritime transportation of foods

Refrigerated transportation of foods and temperature sensitive cargo (Training course)

This course has been prepared   to train the personnel involved in the marine transportation of refrigerated and frozen foods in refrigerated containers and particularly for personnel working in terminal operations, logistics, technical sales, customer service, cargo underwriting and handling cargo claims. Topics covered: Historical background. Types of refrigerated containers and […]

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Self-heating and spontaneous combustion of grains and other products (Text to study)

The analysis of the causes originating self-heating and spontaneous combustion of grains and other products such as seed cake and fishmeal during maritime transportation and storage is presented. Heating of microbiological and chemical origin are studied along with other sources of heat such as hot surfaces on board, infestation and […]

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Causes of water damage in maritime transportation (Training course)

Water damage during sea transportation is an important cause of claims in bulk and containerized cargo.  The origin of seawater and fresh water damages is reviewed and analyzed. A review of hatch cover components, operation, watertightness and securing is discussed along with other sources of cargo contamination with seawater and […]

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Understanding condensation damages in marine transportation (Training Course)

Condensation is an important problem in food and cargo transportation in trips taking place during winter months. Condensation results in millionaire losses every year. This online course in English was designed for personnel with no knowledge of physics and thermodynamics, with emphasis in understanding the psychrometric properties of air, the […]

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Reefer container essentials (Training Course)

A course on reefer container essentials, prepared in English for personnel involved in exportation, importation, terminal operations, technical sales, logistics, handling of cargo claims and customer service of cargo carried in reefer containers. No previous knowledge required. Topics covered: Reefer container “anatomy” and operation; Container preparation and precautions; Selection of reefer parameters: […]

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Basic cargo inspectors course

Cargo surveyors course (Training Course-Spanish)

A course in Spanish for cargo surveyors, covering the following topics: Inspection procedures and requirements. Sampling plans, methods, equipment and procedures. Sealing, preservation and transportation of samples. Frequently done lab analysis and field tests. Temperature and texture measurement and interpretation. Product evaluation and statistics. Inspection forms and reports. Container inspection and evaluation. Packaging […]

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Maritime transportation of grains and their products (Text to study)

This course in Spanish is intended for personnel involved in the transportation of grain and grain products and particularly for personnel related with terminal and silo operations, logistics, technical sales, customer service, maritime lawyers and handling cargo claims. Topics covered: Typical damages found in grain transportation. Grain sampling and typical […]

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Hygiene in food preparation and food service (Text to study-Spanish)

Food preparation and food service entails operational problems and risks to the public health that can result in massive food transmitted illnesses. This, cannot only put in risk the health of the commensals, but also the prestige and quality of the services provided by the institutions involved. Prevention of these […]

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