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Southern California Cargo Surveyors

NAMS Associate – IIMS Affiliate – U.S.S.A. - MMS #12415M

  • Cargo Surveys
  • Container Inspections
  • Load, Stow, Secure
  • Damage Surveys
  • Consulting


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A Local Cargo Surveyor You Can Count On

Ocean Marine Surveyors offers a wide variety of marine surveys including cargo survey and shipping container inspections at all major ports of entry in Southern California.  From Draft Surveys to Cargo Damage and Loss Surveys, we have a service tailored to every client.  We provide in depth reporting as to insurers, cargo owners, shippers, manufacturers, freight forwarders and transport companies throughout the United States.  All facts are thoroughly recorded and documented.

With over 22 years of boating and marine experience and industry recognized certifications, Ocean Marine Surveyors has what it takes to get the job done. Our surveys are all highly accurate and competitively priced so that cargo owners have a complete picture of the status of their investment.

Our goal is provide you with a thorough inspection and report of damage to cargo and containers for the purposes of insurance claims. 

So Why Choose Us As Your Cargo Surveyor

Here’s what some of our satisfied clients have had to say about Ocean Marine Surveyors

Providing Cargo Surveys for All Southern California Ports

Port of Long Beach

As the second busiest container port in the United States second only to the Port of Los Angeles, the Port of Long Beach is a major US-Asian trade gateway. Spanning 3,200 acres and 25 miles of waterfront the Port of Long Beach has been named the best seaport in North America. 

Ocean Marine Surveyors routinely travels to the ten piers, 80 berths, and six container terminals that make up this busy seaport to help ensure cargo is thoroughly inspected.

Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles is located in San Pedro Bay and is recognized as one of the busiest seaports in the Western Hemisphere. The port transports more containers than any other port in the United States. 

As experienced cargo surveyors, Ocean Marine Surveyors routinely navigates the 7,500 acres and 43 miles of waterfront to determine the cause and extent of any damaged cargo. Let us help you protect your investment.

Port of San Diego

With over 34 miles of waterfront, the Port of San Diego is ranked as one of America’s top 30 U.S. containership seaports. An amazing 3,000,000 metric tons of cargo are transported through the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and the National City Marine Terminal per year. These terminals are the primary port of entry for some of the largest foreign automotive manufacturers. 

Let Ocean Marine Surveyors conduct your next cargo survey. We have extensive experience in the San Diego area and one of the fastest report turnaround times in the industry.


Cargo Damage Surveys

 Cargo can be easily damaged by exposure to fire, explosions, and liquids.  Damaged cargo can be expensive and without documentation of cause and extent, you may have little recourse.   It is important to determine if your container and/or goods were or might have been damaged in transport, 

Nobody likes getting stuck with Damaged Goods!  Let us help you mitigate your risk.

Call Ocean Marine Surveyors to have us perform a Cargo Damage Survey right away!


Load, Stow & Securing Surveys

We are also experienced in a wide variety of surveys which deal with goods which are undamaged. In these surveys, we undertake review of the methods of transport, lashing, stowage, packing for a variety of freight and give recommendations on improvements or inherent risks.

As marine cargo surveyors, we understand the wide variety of factors which can contribute to cargo stowed within ocean containers.

Call Ocean Marine Surveyors to have us perform a Load,Stow, & Securing Survey today!

Companies Who Have Worked With Us


Fast Turnaround Time

We understand tight schedules.  Our report turnaround time is the fastest in the industry.  


Qualified Experts

We are experts in our field, a current SAMS Member,  and ABYC Certified in Marine Systems.


Detailed Reports

Survey reports are guaranteed to be accepted by every known lender and insurance carrier.

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Phone: 949 698 3353


 201 E. Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Ocean Marine Surveyors provides a wide array of marine surveys including pre-purchase surveys, valuation surveys, damage surveys, insurance surveys, and more. George Malhiot is a current NAMS associate and IIMS affiliate. Our years of experience and credentials help ensure that each and every client receives a superior level of service.