Liquid Cargo checks

Liquid cargo surveys are comprehensive assessments conducted on ships, tankers, or containers transporting liquid goods. These surveys ensure the safe and secure transport of liquids, verify compliance with regulations, and provide documentation for stakeholders.


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Here are key aspects of liquid cargo surveys:

Before Loading:

Tank Inspection:

- Inspect cargo tanks for cleanliness, integrity, and suitability for the specific type of liquid to be loaded.

Tank Calibration:

- Verify the accuracy of tank calibration to ensure precise measurement of liquid quantities.

Pre-Loading Checks:

- Confirm that the tank is free from residues of previous cargoes and is suitable for the upcoming liquid cargo.


- Collect representative samples of the liquid cargo for analysis and testing, ensuring it meets quality standards.

During Loading:

Quantity Measurement:

- Monitor and measure the quantity of liquid cargo loaded, ensuring it corresponds to the agreed-upon volume.

Loading Rate Checks:

- Verify that the loading rate adheres to safety and operational guidelines.

Temperature Checks:

- Measure and record the temperature of the liquid cargo, as it can affect its properties.

Onboard Ship Checks:

Stability Checks:

- Assess the stability of the ship during loading to ensure safe and balanced cargo distribution.

Vessel Trim and List:

- Confirm that the vessel's trim and list are within acceptable limits.


- Maintain communication with the loading terminal to address any issues or concerns.

After Loading:

Sampling Post-Loading:

- Collect additional samples after loading to ensure consistency with pre-loading samples.


- Complete cargo documentation, including bills of lading, cargo manifests, and certificates of quantity.

During Transit:


- Monitor the liquid cargo during transit to ensure stability and prevent issues such as sloshing or dynamic loading.

Temperature Monitoring:

- Continuously monitor and record the temperature of the liquid cargo during transit.


Tank Inspection:

- Inspect tanks upon arrival to ensure they are free from residues and suitable for the next cargo.

Quantity Verification:

- Verify the quantity of liquid cargo unloaded, comparing it with the initial loading quantity.

Sampling Post-Unloading:

- Collect samples after unloading for further analysis and documentation.


Survey Report:

- Prepare a comprehensive survey report detailing all aspects of the liquid cargo survey, including any findings, deviations, or issues encountered.

Liquid cargo surveys are typically conducted by qualified marine surveyors, inspectors, or specialists. These professionals ensure that the entire process, from loading to unloading, is conducted in accordance with industry best practices, safety regulations, and international standards. The goal is to safeguard the integrity of the cargo, the vessel, and the marine environment.

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