• 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

Food exporters and importers

Scientific Advice for Food Exporters, Importers and Shipping Lines

Cargo Inspection Service offers technical and scientific advice for exporters, importers and shipping lines regarding the optimal quality/condition required for the marine transportation of foods.  Our service includes advice regarding the best methods of packaging, palletization and stowage; temperature monitoring during stuffing or stripping reefer/dry containers. Also, in the special preparation of containers/holds for cargo transportation in order to prevent or mitigate condensation damage in transit and infestation claims.

Also, Cargo Inspection Service offers pre-shipment inspection services for exportation products and surveys of importation products, evaluating and supervising the following aspects:

Product condition (ripening, presence of diseases, physiological disorders and defects in fruits and vegetables) according to  statistical sampling methods.

Product temperature statistics at the moment of stuffing or stripping

Evaluation of packaging, palletizing, stowing and lashing in containers and their incidence in air flow within the unit

Revision of Quantity parameters: type, number of packages,weights and marks according to the packing list.

Stuffing log and facts including ambient temperature and air relative humidity

Inspection of containers (refrigerated and dry):

Review of the PTI  (pre-trip inspection) and cargo labels

Container parameters (set point, defrost intervals, air exchange, relative humidity, composition of gases (controlled atmosphere units)

Preparation and cleaning

Check for infestation

Placement of seals

Physical evaluation of the unit

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