Higher claims has given a higher profile to loss prevention. This has to start at the point of production, through packaging, inland transportation, containerization and stowage and finally to destination, by air and sea transport.
Frequently, in the course of surveying, it becomes clear that damage to cargo could have been prevented or reduced had certain features of packaging and stowage been provided.
This advice is not always possible from the drawing board or the sales office but requires surveyors who are fully acquainted with the hazards experienced in the course of transportation of cargoes of all descriptions.
The surveyor's integrity which will ensure that their conclusions are accepted as fair and objective by the parties and, on occasion, by the courts.