Grain related surveys and services:
See separate hold preparation service page for details.
The Australian Government’s Export Control Orders require that prior to loading bulk grain in Australia a ship has to be inspected by a marine surveyor to ensure that the ship is suitable to carry grain. A thorough inspection of the holds and watertight integrity is required to determine that they are free of conditions that could result in contaminating, wetting or imparting an odour to the grain.
Grain is defined as including wheat, barley, oats, canola, chickpeas, dried field peas, faba beans, lentils, lupins, sorghum, soybeans, split vetch and whole vetch.
Our surveyors are accredited grain surveyors with the Department of Agriculture and have extensive experience in the export of grain in bulk. We are able to assist you with any aspect of your vessel’s venture to load grain in Australia.