CODE OF UNIFORM STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF DRAUGHT SURVEYS OF COAL CARGOES
|Author(s)||UN Economic Commission for Europe|
|Publisher||Committee on Energy|
|D O W N L O A D|
Draught survey is a common method widely used for determining the weight of the bulk cargo transported by sea, and particularly coal cargo. The accuracy provided by these surveys vary. There may be some discrepancies between the loading and discharge results that lead to the commercial disputes between the parties involved including ship operators, sellers, buyers, marine surveyors etc., because the weight of the cargo is considered a basis for calculating the payment, port fees and freight.
Taking into account increasing value and volume of the coal trade, the shippers and receivers of the cargo are becoming seriously concerned about these discrepancies. That is why there was a need for the procedures and standards to be followed during the draught surveys.
The present Code contains the full set of recommendations to be used when conducting draught surveys and is expected to benefit absolutely all parties; it is also intended to provide valuable contribution to the implementation of the internationally recognized trade practices. It's main purpose is to make the above mentioned procedures uniform and give practical reference to the draught surveyors who may follow its provisions.
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