WHAT WE DO
We provide a range of services in the Marine and Offshore industry, assisting our clients with Project Development, Risk Management and Transportation expertise.
HOW ITS DONE
PHASES OF OPERATION
Eagle Maritime Consultants, Inc. assists in the transportation of project materials worldwide. From manufacturer to destination, EMCI acts as a liaison between all the parties involved ensuring that all materials are shipped to reach the field in a timely and secure manner.
The primary goal of our consultants attending the shipment is the safest, most cost-effective, process for achieving zero-defect out-turn at the destination. To avoid errors, mishaps, and the costly, time-consuming delays that result from the reshipment of equipment to the field, we do not limit our efforts to a single area of concern but will monitor all aspects of a shipment including:
Rail or road transportation
Receiving and storage of shipment
Loading, stowage, and securing of the cargo
On-carriage to site
Our services in assisting the customer in the various phases of an ocean shipment would be to coordinate and relay information between the various entities involved to ensure that all cargo booked is accounted for and arrives at the loading dock on time. We aim to furnish the necessary technical expertise for the care and preservation of the cargo in transit since ocean transportation is susceptible to innumerable variables including adverse conditions that can be detrimental to cargo improperly stowed on a vessel.
Expediting Cargo to Loading Terminal
Liaison between the Customer's Purchasing Department, the Export Packers, and Freight Forwarders, who are each in contact with the various vendors to ensure that all purchase orders arrive at the Terminal in a timely manner, adequately export packed. Our consultants are on-site and can convey more accurate and/or current information regarding 'cut-offs' which may affect shipping of late arrivals of high priority orders.
This phase is conducted at the terminal to assess and determine the condition of the cargo before loading and to ascertain and ensure that all packing is adequate for the anticipated ocean carriage. Also, particular attention is given to the storage facilities that may be required by the various types of cargo.
Pre-Loading recommendations are also carried out at the Export Packer's premises concerning particular Purchase Orders that may require additional and individual attention.
The priority of this phase is to determine any damage so that the damage may be rectified, or items can be replaced immediately. Packages exhibiting suspect characteristics of possible internal damage are returned to the packer for re-evaluation and re-packing. Documentation in this phase ensures that the Terminal receives all cargo in good order and isolates if required at some later point in time, the possibilities of when and/or where particular damage may have occurred to facilitate the processing of claims.
The Loading Survey involves advance discussions with the Vessel's Master and/or Port Captain, along with the Stevedore Superintendent regarding the handling of cargo, stowage, and securing. Loading would then require continuous monitoring with amendments made as and when required.
Space and deadweight availability on the vessel, in relation to the anticipated bookings and type of cargo to be shipped, are taken into consideration to formulate a proposed stowage plan with particular attention to the care of cargo and safety of the vessel.
Since cargo bookings are usually prone to increase towards the actual time of loading the vessel, limitation of space and deadweight capacities may require short shipping of cargo, in the event of which, the Customer is immediately advised. This assessment of space or deadweight limitation must be calculated before commencement of loading so that lower priority Purchase Orders may be short shipped without having to undergo expensive discharge or re-handling of cargo that may have already been loading on the vessel.
The proposed stowage plan will also include special requirements that may be necessary such as stripping of timber for tubular; pre-slinging of palletized goods and securing materials that may be required.
Monitoring of loading includes verification of proper loading procedures and adequate stowage conditions that will preserve the cargo in good order throughout the voyage.
The final phase of the loading consists of securing the cargo to withstand shifting due to the 'moving' of the vessel in severe weather conditions during the intended voyage. Our standards of securing assist in the zero-defect out-turn!
Completion of our services is followed by a detailed report with photographs and includes a final stowage plan. The completed Report is presented to the Customer who can relay necessary information to their counterparts at the discharge port. The primary objective of this review is to discuss problems encountered, if any, and to present recommendations and/or amendments in procedures, where necessary, for future shipments.
Discharge & Transportation
Normally, our services in this area will include monitoring and documentation of discharge of cargo from the vessel and coordination, monitoring and documentation of loading and discharge of trucks or railcars between the dock and site.