Cargo surveys and cargo inspections


Captain Jørgen Berg

Special fields of Competence:  

  • Marine Manager, bulk carrier operations
  • Marine Inspector for Marine Board of Victoria.
  • Trouble shooting in cargo handling.
  • Marine transport & cargo operation projects.

In general:

50 years in port operation, marine transport, navigation and cargo handling: 16 years at sea - thereof 10 years as Senior Officer. 4 years as Cargo Superintendent, 6 years as Marine Superintendent, now 17 years as independent marine consultant with maritime and port assignments world wide, many of them funded by WB, ADB and EU.


Selected experience in cargo surveys and cargo inspections:

Maritime Operations Specialist in the Maldives Domestic Maritime Transport Project with office in the Ministry of Transport in Male’ on-site for total 7 months on-site in the Maldives. Preparation of training material and implementation of on the job training in accordance with the training needs assessment for the Ministry of Transport staff, Maritime section. Verification of proposed harbor charges for North Harbour. Conduct willingness to pay services and provide recommendations. Assistance in ensuring broad based stakeholder consultations develop time bound action plan for proposed harbor usage charges. Assist drafting harbor user charges approval documents according to procedures issued by Attorneys general office. Develop a training program for MCPV PWS staff. Implementation of the training program through formal and on the job training. Development of a harbor management manual including for cargo transfer and berthing of Dhonis. 

Inspection of a 50 year Antarctic old polar expedition ship “Barao de Teffe” ex “Thala Dan” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in order to evaluate and try to move her from the breakers yard to a Museum position in Victoria, Australia.

Marine Manager – for P&O Maritime Services, Melbourne. In charge of on-site shipping, agency office and cargo transfer operations in Bing Bong, Northern Territory. That assignment included the cargo hold surveys on the about 40 bulk carriers per year coming in to load the zinc and lead concentrate for the McArthur River Mine.

Marine Surveyor & Inspector - for Sumitomo Fertilizer in Sydney, Australia. Bulkcarrier fertilizer loading and operation, inspection and surveys in Tunisia - North Africa. Surveys aimed to ensure Australian Quarantine regulations were followed on imported agriculture products.   

Lloyds Agency, Melbourne: Surveyor on cargo loss and damage for Lloyds Agency insurance clients in Port of Melbourne and hinterland.

W. K. Webster, Singapore: Cargo surveys on many kinds of commodities, investigating cargo loss and damage in Melbourne Port and Melbourne area for various insurance companies world wide.

Patrick Stevedoring - sub-contract surveyor to Kuiken, Wood & Associates, - in-stow surveys and pre-delivery surveys on steel products, heavy lift and other break-bulk cargo on non-container vessels.

Sun Alliance / W.K. Webster, Australia: Cargo surveys, investigating cargo loss and inspecting damaged steel products in Port of Melbourne, claimants - Victorian and Tasmanian Steel industry.

FESCO Lines - sub-contract surveyor to Kuiken, Wood & Associates, - pre discharge surveys on combines, harvesters’ excavators, bulldozers and other rolling material on the Fesco Lines Ro-Ro ships.

Western Bulk Carriers - sub-contract surveyor to Kuiken, Wood & Associates - acting for the ship owner, - self-sustaining own and chartered ships with timber and paper reel cargo.

Spliethoff Liner Services: - sub-contract surveyor to Shepherd’s Marine Services, - acting for the ship owner - loading and lashing survey on a shipment of cable reels and transformers.



Captain Jorgen Berg


+61 3 9870 0771 

Berg Shipping Consultancy


+61 3 9879 4664  - (but send SMS first)

13 Manuela Terrace


+61 4 1220 6165

Ringwood North, VIC 3134









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