• Consultants on marine transportation of foods. Food scientists and engineers. Cargo surveyors. From 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, delays, product condition, packaging, stuffing, stripping and cargo transfer.
  • Reefer and dry containers: supervision of stuffing and stripping operations.
  • 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
Cursos/Courses On-line

Measurement and calculation of volume and weight of oils, fats and liquid products in cargo and shore tanks (Spanish)

Measuring the volume and quantity of liquids in tanks is a common task in maritime transportation and onshore storage of oils, fats and other products. It is an activity that a Cargo Inspector must know. In this course, the manual and remote procedures for measuring the liquid level in tanks […]

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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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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 (Lessons on-line)

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 damage 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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Maritime transportation of grains and their products (Lessons on-line) (Spanish)

(Es) Transporte marítimo de granos de cereales y semillas oleaginosas: trigo, maíz, arroz, cebada malteada, soja, entre otros

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Cargo Inspection Service