National Cargo Bureau, Inc. is regularly appointed by various clients to conduct Maximum Loadable Cargo or Dead-Freight Surveys. These surveys are conducted on board the vessel prior to loading or at the completion of loading.
Maximum Loadable Cargo Surveys are conducted prior to loading to determine the maximum cargo that can be loaded.
The vessel's particulars along with the stowage factor of the cargo are used to determine the maximum cargo which can be loaded. Draft restrictions at the loading and discharge ports are also taken into account.
Dead-Freight Surveys are conducted at the completion of loading to determine the remaining cargo space and/or deadweight which can be utilized for cargo. These figures can be used to verify a vessels claim of dead-freight.