What We Do.

Specializing in automobile and cargo inspections for transportation companies, automobile and cargo manufacturers, and marine insurance companies. We provide quality inspections and accurate electronic reporting.

Marine, Truck or Rail – Detailed, quality inspection utilizing customer provided standards to protect the client from wrongful claims. Our pre-load surveys are complete with detailed reporting and photos.
Marine, Truck or Rail – Whether you require a full inspection or a verification/counter survey, Petrucela & Company provides detailed survey results complete with liability determinations, repair recommendations and estimated repair costs when required.
Whether you need the exterior or the contents inspected, Petrucela & Company provides expert opinions on stowage, packaging and blocking. Our reporting is complete with photos and recommendations.
In stow inspections for damage or stowing issues, including proper lashing and spacing issues.
Loading and Discharge Supervision services are available to assist Stevedore companies in assuring safe speeds, proper lashing and spacing as well as break out procedures.
With over 125 years of combined experience in the industry, Petrucela & Company can provide innovative solutions to damage prevention in the transportation process.
Petrucela & Company provides detailed DiT Surveys that include repair estimates based on the Mitchell Ultramate flat rate manual. Photos and repair recommendation report based on individual customer standards are also included.

Accurate reporting is generated through the Cargo Survey Network (CSN). CSN is an extremely flexible web-based database system developed by Captain H.-J. Moller and Partner.

Our reporting includes precise damage determinations based on our clients individual quality standards, detailed pricing of damaged units, digital photographs and electronic communication with our customer’s claims department.


Currently serving 22 Ports in North America:

  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • New Westminster / Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Benicia / Richmond / San Francisco, California
  • Port Hueneme, California
  • Long Beach / LA, California
  • San Diego / National City, California
  • Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Port Everglades, Florida
  • Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Brunswick, Georgia
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Newark, New Jersey
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Tacoma / Seattle, Washington
  • Grays Harbor, Washington
  • Vancouver, Washington

If you have survey needs in other ports, please do not hesitate to contact us as Petrucela & Company is not limited to the above service areas.

Our Service Partners:

Möller Survey Automotive GmbH & Co. KG
Alter Fährweg 8
27568 Bremerhaven
Phone: +49 (0)471-946-09-0
Fax: +49 (0)471-946-09-99


Silver’s Agencies Ltd.
2489 Agricola Street,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 4C3
Phone (1): 902 497 2149
Phone (2): 902 423 7158
Fax: 902 423 7159

“TOTE Maritime has been using the services of Petrucela in our Tacoma and Anchorage locations for inspections of newly manufactured vehicles. Not only do we get consistent inspections, sometimes during very inclement weather, we receive great service. If we need additional EDI service or supplemental work they have always stepped up and covered the requirement. Petrucela answers emails and phone calls immediately, their work is consistent and accurate but mostly they are pleasure to work with.”