Quantity surveyors in Dubai: Our Independent Ship & Marine Surveyors did at the request of the correspondents, attend at the consignee’s warehouse in order to carry out a survey of 2 Nos. of _____________ crates that were reported to damaged.
Quantity surveyors Dubai – DETAILS OF SURVEY:
The Quantity surveyors from Constellation attended the survey at the consignee’s warehouse at Al Awir, Ras al Khor industrial area), met the representative of the consignee and carried out the survey of 2 film faced plywood crates that were reported to be damaged, on January 2014.
At the time of inspection, the surveyors noticed that the 2 Nos. of quantity damaged crates were stacked high on their premises. They noted that the cargo was stored in an open condition and it was found that all the packages were partly wet due to the rain that had occurred in the region over the past 2-3 days.
The constellation quantity surveyors wrote down the details derived from the marking on the crates.
|CRATE NO.||NO. OF PIECES DAMAGED||EXTENT OF DAMAGE|
|38||Out of 50 Pieces, 5 Pieces were found with minor damages.||The Outer cover of the plywood crate was found partly cut and torn. One side of the 5 Nos. of Film Faced Plywood pieces found with scratches, chaffing and cut marks about 4 to 17 cms in length.|
|64||Out of 50 Pieces, 15 pieces were found with minor damages.||The outer cover of the plywood crate found partly cut and torn. One side of the corner of the film faced plywood pieces found with scratches, chaffing and cut marks about 1 to 3 cms in length.|
Apart from the above, no other major exceptions were noticed on the 2 Nos. of Film Faced Plywood Crates
As mentioned above a total 5+15 =20 sheets were noted in damaged condition.
COST OF THE DAMAGE CARGO:
As per invoice the total value of 273 crates was USD. 326,736.40. Therefore, USD. 1,196.83 was the amount of one crates. One crate is 50 sheets, therefore per sheet worked out to USD. 23.94. Cost of 20 damaged sheets worked out to USD. 478.80.
Consignee informed the quantity and quality surveyors that the damaged sheets of Film faced plywood could be sold only at depreciated cost. He then agreed to accept the damaged 20 sheets for 40% of the invoice value. This worked out as USD.191.50.
CAUSE OF DAMAGE
It may be noted that out of the total shipment of 273 crates of Film faced plywood only part contents of 2 of the crates, that is 20 sheets of plywood were found with scratches, chaffing and cut marks and in a damaged condition. In view of the visible damages noted to the crates in which the said 20 damaged cargo was available, it was indicated that these crates were rough handled at some stage, not known to our Constellation Marine quantity surveyors, thereby leading to damage to their part contents.