(905) 858-2563
(416) 402-4926



Master Marine Services (MMS ) is a global marine and cargo surveying company based in Toronto, Canada. The company was started in 1989 by Capt Jay Suri. MMS has a network of experienced professionals available in Canada, USA, and across the globe. The majority are Chief Engineers and Ship Captains. We have served our clients in more than 100 countries.



Master Marine Services provides comprehensive loss assessment surveys for goods incurring damage while in transit by land, sea, or air. Our focus remains on meticulously assessing cargo damage, and drafting a detailed report that analyses the circumstances of the loss, extent of damage, and recommendations for minimizing the loss. We also provide our opinion on how the loss occurred and the means with which to prevent such an occurrence. The information provided is especially useful for insurance companies, ship owners, and ship operatives, as it allows them to determine the value to the cargo in the event of a claim.

Our range of services include:

  • Survey of damaged cargo at site
  • Assistance in insurance claim adjustment
  • Organizing salvage sales


The cargo loading and discharge surveys are carried out to ensure that the cargo is loaded and unloaded in good condition. We do open hatch and cargo hold inspections before the loading commences.
If during the loading/discharge supervision process, our Surveyor finds issues or that any procedures are not followed according to the instructions given, we inform the client immediately.

Our range of services include:

  • Hold and cargo survey
  • Loading and discharging supervision
  • Sealing of cargo holds
  • Sampling of cargo
  • Draft survey
  • Bunker survey


Pre-shipment services provide an accurate representation of cargo in order to ensure that contractual terms are met, or the cause of damage to cargo is determined. We have 30 years of experience providing pre-shipment inspections for a range of products throughout North America and globally. Functioning as the eyes and ears of our clients, we provide an inspection of the containers before, during and after loading, and at the time of securing and sealing. In addition, we do sampling and provide lab services for perishable products in order to determine the cause and extent of the damage. Our team of inspectors are highly experienced and provide a high level of detail, care and attention when attending pre-shipment quality and quantity control inspections.

Our range of pre-shipment services include:

  • Inspection of container before loading
  • Inspection of cargo before during and after loading
  • Securing of cargo in the container
  • Sealing of container


Project cargo logistics involves the transportation of large, and complex cargo to its destination. We handle all types of project cargo for our clients, ranging from smaller containers, to heavy lift project cargo inspections at ports and warehouses, and ensuring that they are properly transported, and safely secured on a vessel. We function as an extension of our principals on site, and pride ourselves on our customized approach to meet client’s needs. This can range from surveying any damage before, during and after loading, to pre and post loading inspections, and to checking binding, lashing, blocking and bracing to ensure that cargo is secure in the hold and ready for the voyage. Our team of experts comply by all safety standards and protocols to ensure that cargo is always securely stowed in the vessel.

Our range of services include:

  • Inspection of cargo before loading
  • Supervision during loading
  • Survey of securing and lashing cargo


Liquid cargo inspections are done to determine the quantity of liquid transferred. Our team provides a full range of services including, sampling, flexibag inspections, to determine any leakage and quantity loss of cargo and bunker surveys on vessels and barges. We have extensive experience in liquid cargo inspections such as, vegetable oils, alcoholic beverages, syrups and juices. We are able to provide lab services to further test the quality of the liquid cargo.

Our range of services include:

  • Ullaging and sampling
  • Tank and container inspection
  • Lab analysis


Master Marine surveyors inspect fruits and vegetable consignments on a daily basis. Product sampling from the shipment is taken to identify any damage to the fruit or vegetable. Individual findings of samples are noted and final percentages of damages are determined.

Our range of services include:

  • Quality and quantity survey
  • Sampling
  • Determining extent and cause of damage

Sampling of Agriculture Products

We provide a range of comprehensive services, including inspections / surveys of agricultural products, cargo stowage oversight, and full discharge operations. In addition, we provide verification, monitoring, weighing, and sampling of products, such as wheat, rye, lentils, and chickpeas.

Along with our team of highly experienced surveyors, we are committed to providing the best service possible. We adhere to all loading and discharge procedures, comply by all standard industry practices, and maintain close communication with clients.

Our range of services include:

  • Loading and discharge services
  • Quantity and quality inspections
  • Sampling and lab analysis


Our team of experts conduct precious metal assaying, tallying and weighing. We tabulate the precious metal against the packing list, identify any discrepancies in the shipment and provide sampling and weighing services.
We also Check for any damage or spillage to the bars or samples, appearance of the bar (color, magnetic attraction, double pouring, slag on the surface, drill holes, any marking or numbers inserted on the bars and samples). Weighing and controlling the samples inside the packaging for any spillage or damages.

Our range of services include:

  • Precious metal witnessing
  • Tallying and tabulating cargo against a packing list
  • Weighing and identification
  • Sampling
  • Lab analysis


We provide a comprehensive range of safety inspections, including fire damage investigations, which ultimately determine the cause of a fire. Working closely with our clients, insurance companies, and fire personnel, we send in our team of experts to determine the source of a fire in a given location, recover items, perform independent laboratory analysis, and forensic lab testing. We issue an independent report, which serves as the basis for insurance claims. We have carried out our investigations in homes, warehouses and factories.

Our range of services include:

  • Fire damage investigations
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Forensic testing


Safety and technical inspections assess the safety equipment and features aboard a vessel. Our roots are in cargo surveying, safety regulations and compliance aboard vessels. Safety and Technical inspections are a natural extension for our business. We utilize our 30 years of knowledge and experience, to carry out technical and safety inspections on smaller boats, yachts and large flag ships, including checking lifesaving, and firefighting appliances, loading surveys, and cargo gear inspections and testing.

Our range of services include:

  • Ship safety inspections
  • Life saving & fire fighting equipment surveys
  • Ship construction surveys


We provide on demand, full service logistics services to our clients internationally and throughout North America. Our personalized customer service allows us to ensure that the cargo reaches its intended destination at the desired time. We are able to do so by relying on our depth of experience in the industry, and the relationships we have cultivated.

Our range of freight forwarding services:

  • Vessel chartering
  • Road and rail transportation
  • Air and ocean transportation
  • Warehousing


Scrap metal surveys are done to assess the extend of impurities in the scrap metal. Our team of experts provides a full inspection, quality and weight control for scrap metal. We are pleased to provide pre loading services, which assists in determining whether a client would purchases the scrap metal in question, and full loading services, which serve as a quality and quantity control inspection.

Our range of services include:

  • Radioactive testing of scrap metals
  • Sampling
  • Pre and loading inspection


Draft surveys, conducted to determine the weight of materials being loaded or discharged from a bulk carrier, are integral in the overall functioning of a vessel. Our team of experts conduct draft surveys on behalf of clients, including ship owners, charterers, brokers, and issue a detailed report, which can serve as a basis for quantity certification of the cargo.

Contact us to find out more about the range of services we provide.


We have been conducting boat / yacht surveys for insurance, or financing purposes, for the past 30 years, and are able to guide our clients through this process with our keen awareness of industry scope and standards.

We provide a thorough and detailed survey, utilizing a bottom-up approach, including checking the hull for cracks, and damages, the electrical equipment aboard, ladders and all safety equipment, as well as determining the general seaworthiness of the boat. A comprehensive report is issued within 48 hours of the survey.

We also offer:

  • Insurance C&V surveys
  • Appraisal Surveys
  • Damage Surveys
  • Yacht Surveys

Reach out to us to see how we can use our expertise and knowledge to meet your surveying needs!



Toronto, Canada


Canada: (905) 858 2563

Canada: (416) 402 4926

USA: (732) 690 8921