Our solutions help companies to make, distribute or sell products sustain their product quality, safety and compliance, sourcing flexibility, speed-to-market, profitability and brand security throughout the supply chain. We service all cargo shipped by: Ocean vessels, air, reefers and general purpose containers, rail, tractor trailer and postal parcel. SMS remains committed to providing reliable and high-quality pre/post shipment marine cargo surveys and logistic operations in a seamless manner, from coast to coast; port to port.



  • Port captain services
  • Pre-loading and out-turn surveys
  • Project, heavy and over-sized cargo
  • Condition and damage assessments
  • Cargo contamination surveys
  • Cargo securing supervision
  • Salvage operations and reconditioning procedures
  • Complete / partial claim management
  • Theft and non-delivery investigations
  • Loss assessments and adjustments
  • Warranty surveys
  • Total and large losses investigations
  • Freight liability surveys
  • Financial assessments of consequential damages


  • Hold condition surveys
  • Bunker surveys
  • Draft surveys
  • Infrared thermal imaging
  • Hull and machinery surveys (barges, inland vessels, pleasure crafts, yachts)
  • On / off hire surveys
  • Loss assessments and adjustments