Competent experts for objective assessment of transport and cargo damages

RCS Survey, based in Bremerhaven and Cologne, has a Europe-wide network of selected experts. The focus is on the objective assessment of transport and cargo  damages as well as damage and loss prevention. We analyse logistical processes, prepare packaging reports and concepts for monitoring of cargo and also offer expert services in the areas of nautical, break bulk and project shipments. RCS Survey develops a professional and objective expertise for every problem.

Our efficient set-up keeps administrative costs and fees low. When required, we prepare short reports  that strike a reasonable balance between claim amount and surveyor costs.

RCS Survey at a glance:

National and international experts and average adjusters on behalf of insurers, brokers, industry and forwarding agents.

Fields of expertise:

Transport and logistics

  • Consolidated and general cargo of all kinds
  • Temperature-controlled transports (e.g. foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, frozen products)
  • Tank and silo transports (e.g. chemicals, foodstuffs, solids and liquids)
  • Removal goods/furniture

Technical inspections

  • Machinery, plant and technical equipment, electronics
  • Automotive industry, automotive supply industry including warehousing and supply chain

Shipping / Marine 

  • Load and discharge supervision 
  • Load securing concepts and monitoring
  • Pre-load surveys of all common goods 
  • On- and off-hire surveys of sea-going vessels
  • Stevedore and container damages including refrigerated goods 
  • Port facilities and maritime structures (e.g. jetties, locks, conveyor systems, etc.) 

Environment and transport

  • Environmental management and environmental damage resulting from transport damage
  • Assessment and handling of damage involving dangerous goods

Loss prevention and analyses

  • Determination of loss of goods as a result of cargo and warehouse theft
  • Determination of loss amounts and loss-reducing alternatives
  • Advice in the areas of claims management, packaging and cargo security
  • Loss prevention, risk analysis and risk management 


Office Bremerhaven
Phone: +49 471 80949986


Office Cologne
Phone: +49 221 16891486


Office Bremerhaven
Office Administration Survey & Security
Phone: +49 471 8094 9986