Draft Surveys are a convenient and economical means of ascertaining the quantity of dry-bulk cargoes such as Grain, Ores, Fertilisers, Agricultural Products and Scrap Metal, loaded or discharged from a vessel. The results obtained by Draft Surveys are commercially accepted on a worldwide basis and are deemed sufficiently accurate since the same methodology is used at both load and discharge ports.

With a draft survey, stake-holders such as Shippers, Consignees, Ship Owners and Charterers can verify the quantity of the cargo endorsed on the Bills of Lading, and significantly reduce disputes re quantity at the load and discharge ports and therefore subsequent claims.

Armada Maritime Services is staffed by highly experienced Master Mariners who carry out Draft Surveys independently and frequently.

Our services include:

  • Draft Surveys
  • Deadweight and Displacement Surveys
  • Short shipment investigation
  • Custody Transfer for Bunkers and Oil Cargos

Quantity & Weight control


Marine Surveys