• Consultants on marine transportation of foods. Food scientists and engineers. Cargo surveyors. Located in  New Jersey, U. S. A. and Valencia, Spain
  • Specialized consultants and cargo surveyors with more than 40 years of experience in damage surveys and claim investigations
  • Investigation of damage to food cargoes in reefer and dry containers: temperature records, ventilation, product condition, packaging, stuffing, stripping and cargo transfer.
  • Evaluation of the cause of damages occurred during storage and transportation of grains, cocoa, coffee, 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.  
  • Surveys and analysis of damage during transportation of fresh and frozen foods in reefer containers: bananas, avocados, stone fruits, apples, pears, grapes, meats, fish, seafood....
  • On-line training courses and e-Books on maritime transportation of foods

Damage and claim prevention

Risk Analysis and Loss Prevention

Cargo Inspection Service has adapted and applied the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) methodology to the assessment of hazards and risks involved in the transportation of foods by sea. Its application resulted in the prevention of damages and costly claims during transportation and in a more reliable operations.

This concept has been applied successfully on behalf of a major international maritime container line, carrying food in reefer containers around the world. Sound management of transportation risks resulted in a drastic reduction of claims. This prevention work was applied to frozen seafood, but can be applied to any frozen or perishable food, including fresh fruits and vegetables.

This concept includes aspects such as inspections and auditing of processing plants to assess transportation risks in export products and the review of processing techniques, packaging, freezing methods, controls, material handling, proper filling and stowage, for reduce risks and eventual transportation claims.

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