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Cargo Surveyor Insurance & Claims

This course is designed by LiberoAssurance Training Team for Cargo Surveyors, Naval Architects, Mechanical Engineers and those involved in cargo insurance and claims issues. Officers, Loading Supervisors, Designated Persons, Managers, may also participate to understand the Cargo surveyor role, duties and issues should be considered related to insurance and claims may arise.


Develop a sound understanding on cargo survey, handling in relation to insurance and claims.


Aims & Objectives
  • Outline the key legal requirements related to handling, Packaging, Marking and transport of various cargoes
  • Underline the main damages that may arise in relation to the transported cargo
  • Provide outline of the requirements of insurance & claims may arise
  • Describe how cargo can be protected and what a cargo surveyor should check before/during or after loading a cargo


Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this course the student will gain basic knowledge on the following:

  • Key parts of the international conventions related to transportation of goods
  • Proper packing, handling, marking and labelling of cargo
  • Handling, loading stowage of cargo including dangerous cargoes
  • Duties and Responsibility of a marine cargo surveyor
  • Insurance and claims procedures, terms and definitions


Who should attend?
  • Marine Cargo Surveyors, Officers handling cargo on board and involved in preparation of packaging and transportation of cargo
  • Technical & Operation Managers
  • Designated Persons Ashore


Prerequisite skills & knowledge:
Flag/Class surveyor qualifications or STCW Officer, Naval Architects, Mechanical Engineers, Experience in cargo handling


Relative Conventions, Codes and Standards:
Solas, Marpol, IMDG Code, Bulk Chemicals transportation (BCH-IBC Code), Hague – Visby rules, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 49)


Available in-house/distant learning?


Created by: LiberoAssurance Continuous Professional Development Trainig Centre Level 1 - Accredited by Univab


PART A: Insurance,Cargo Surveyor, Goods, Packaging
  • Marine cargo insurance Terms & Definitions
  • Important for Marine Insurance
  • Incoterms® rules
  • Insurance Risks
  • Insurance Risks Factors
  • Insurance Cargo Clauses Cover
  • Insurance Cargo Conditions Clauses
  • Insurance – Comparison B & C clauses
  • Insurance – Comparison A, B & C clauses
  • Insurance – Examples
  • Insurance – Single Voyage
  • Insurance – Open Cover
Cargo Surveyor
  • Cargo Surveyor Duties
  • What a Cargo Surveyor needs
  • Prior Cargo Survey
  • Appointment of a cargo surveyor
  • Types of Cargo Survey
  • Evidences & Documentation
  • Consignment of goods
  • Packaging of Goods Need & Functions
  • Packaging Types & Surveys


PART B: Cargo & Vessels
Cargo & Vessels
  • Types of cargo
  • Cargo & Vessel
  • Liquefied gas transportation (LPGs & LNGs)
  • Liquefied gas transportation usual damages
  • Bulk Chemicals transportation (BCH-IBC Code)
  • Bulk Chemicals transportation usual damages
  • Crude/refined oils transportation
  • Crude/refined oils transportation usual damages
  • Dry bulk cargoes transportation
  • Dry bulk cargoes transportation usual damages
  • Containerised cargoes transportation
  • Containerised cargoes transportation usual damages
  • Hazardous cargoes transportation
  • Hazardous goods transportation usual damages
  • Refrigerated/temperature controlled cargoes
  • Refrigerated/temperature controlled cargoes usual damages
  • Heavy lift and project cargoes transportation
  • Heavy lift and project cargoes transportation usual damages
  • Household & Personal effects goods transportation
  • Household & Personal effects goods transportation usual damages
  • Other types of cargo transportation


PART C: Cargo Surveyor & Dangerous Goods, Packing, Marking & Labeling of Dangerous Goods and Claims & reports
Cargo Surveyor & Dangerous Goods
  • Introduction to Dangerous Goods
  • Role of IMO codes & conventions
  • SOLAS Convention – Chapter VII
  • MARPOL Convention
  • IMDG Code – General
  • IMDG Code – Classification of Dangerous Goods
  • International regulations – General
  • International regulations – Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 49)
Packing, Marking & Labeling of Dangerous Goods
  • Packing
  • Marking & Labelling – General
  • Marking & Labelling – Dangerous goods description
  • Marking & Labelling – UN Number and PSN
Claims & Reports
  • Surveyor & Resolution of claims
  • How loss occurred
  • Preparing the Report
  • Hague – Visby rules
  • Role of a claims or loss adjuster
  • Cargo Damage Claim Process
  • Health and Safety Issues
Exam & Certification
  • Exam on Marine Cargo Surveyor Insurance and Claims
  • "Marine Cargo Surveyor Insurance and Claims" Certificate
Teaching Methods
  • Detailed seminar presentations
  • Terms and definitions
  • Supporting Documentation
  • No. of slides: 440


  • Reading list & Resources: Available in the presentations


Study time allocation
  • Private study hours: 51
  • Trainer contact hours: Availability and competence of instructors upon request
  • Enrollment duration: 90 days (from the date of purchase)
  • CPD Points: 51
  • ECTS/ECVET Points: 1.7


Assessment methods


% contribution to final mark

% Minimum passing grade

Exam on Marine Cargo Surveyor Insurance & Claims





On successful completion of the course assessment, participants will be issued with a “Certificate of Success”.




   100% Online course
   CPD Accredited eCertificate – Global acceptance
   Downloadable course material
   E-learning Mobile App
   Enrolment: 3 months
   Flexible schedule
   Language: English


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200,00 €180,00 €


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