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The vessel draft survey measures the displacement of the water both before and after the loading or unloading, with the resulting difference between the two displacements representing the weight of the cargo. Our surveyors work according to defined international guidelines when determining the weight of the cargo and consider several key factors while making their surveys. These factors include:
The accuracy of a weight determined by draft survey also depends upon the sea conditions (pitch and swell) at the time of loading or discharge.
Our draft surveyors feed the raw data from their readings into SGS’s unique draft survey software. This programme calculates the weight loaded (or discharged) using the internationally standardised draft survey protocol. We then compile the resulting findings into a draft survey report containing all of the details obtained during the survey. You can use this report as the basis for quantity certification of the cargo.
Our draft survey services are just one of many that focus on the transportation and shipping of your commodities. Others include:
Contact SGS now to find out more about our transportation and shipping services, including our draft surveys.