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May 2011

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Marine Cargo Surveys

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This publication is a step by step guide to cargo surveying. It describes how different goods are affected by transport and how they should be packed and stored to ensure their safety. 

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This guide is an overview of marine cargo surveying. It looks at:

-          The procedures carried out during surveys

-          different cargo types and type specific damage

-          what to do in the event of cargo damage

-          container types and cargo storage.

Author’s Introduction

About the Book


1. The Relationship Between the Principal and the Surveyor


2. System of Performing Surveys


3. The Silver Nitrate Test


4. Wetting of Cargoes


5. Salvage Sales


6. Reports


7. Steel


8. Hot Rolled Steel


9. Cold Rolled Steel Sheets


10. Tubes and Pipes


11. Timber


12. Plywood


13. Cereals and Derivates


14. Coffee


15. Cocoa


16 Sugar


17. Cotton


18. Coal


19. Containers


Appendix 1 – Depreciations Equivalent to Sandblasting Expenses of Steel


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Christiaan Brans

Christiaan Brans is a marine and cargo surveyor with almost forty years’ experience. He is also the author of several publications on cargo surveying.

Title: Marine Cargo Surveys
Subtitle: 2nd Edition
Edition: Second
Number of Pages: 215
Product Code: WS1225K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-454-2 (9781856094542), ISBN 10: 1-85609-454-5 (1856094545)
Published Date: May 2011
Binding Format: Hardback
Book Height: 285 mm
Book Width: 170 mm
Book Spine: 16 mm
Weight: 0.80 kg
Author: Christiaan Brans

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