Welcome to Hanse Survey

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Hanse Survey is an independent marine surveyor’s office for commercial shipping affairs based in Hinte near Emden. The company’s task is to carry out comprehensive inspections and services in ocean-going and inland shipping. This includes in particular on-site inspections (surveys) with subsequent reporting. In addition, the range of our services also includes technical conceptual design and evaluation of (complex) maritime transports. For this purpose, our family-owned company employs captains, engineers and specialists from other fields, who together draw on a wealth of experience to always offer you the best solutions. In accordance with our company name, we place particular importance to Hanseatic traditions and virtues, which are reflected in our long-term business relationships and partnerships. These include various shipping companies, shipyards, wind turbine manufacturers, agencies and shipbrokers. Our success is always based on mutual trust, reliability and clear communication.  The main advantages of working with us are our particularly high flexibility, agility and fast response time, which are mainly due to the customer-oriented processes and short communication channels within our company. As a company based near the seaport of Emden and rooted in East Frisia, it is close to our hearts to maintain and cultivate both local and international business relationships.

Surveys and Inspections – Services in the Maritime Sector

Hanse Survey’s core competence lies in the planning and execution of sea transports of individual project cargo without standardised packing dimensions, so-called breakbulk, which is to be secured and transported separately and specifically considered on a ship. In addition, we offer you solution concepts for the shipment of heavy cargo and other complex cargo cases. In the event that you wish to transport cargo by barge or pontoon, we will evaluate the appropriate tow for you. Hanse Survey’s range of services is rounded off by P&I surveys, condition surveys of vessels, cargo hold inspections, bunker quantity surveys, draft surveys, on-off hire surveys and damage surveys of cargo items. A detailed overview of our maritime services can be found under Marine Operations.

Compass – With us you always stay on the right course

As only one of seven members of the Association of German Compass Regulators (Verband Deutscher Kompass Regulierer e.V.) approved in Germany and recognised by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), Hanse Survey offers a wealth of experience in the field of regulation & compensation of your magnetic compasses on board. In addition, we have the necessary expertise and the appropriate technology to test the functionality of both magnetic regulation and magnetic steering compasses. Should your compass show any damage, we will repair it professionally and quickly. If you need more information about our compass-related services, you can find it here.


From planning to the destination port:

We consult you in various aspects of commercial shipping affairs.

“It is close to our hearts to build and maintain a long-term relationship with our customers”.

With our range of services and our expertise, we support the success of your company. In doing so, it is particularly important to us to build and maintain long-term and lasting customer relationships. In order to guarantee the best possible quality of our services for our customers, we work according to proven procedures and have introduced a quality management system certified according to ISO 9001 since 2020. Our cooperations range from large companies in the wind energy and shipping industries to smaller companies and individual entrepreneurs.

Did we arouse your interest? Please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Your team from Hanse Survey


Our homepage can only provide you with a general overview of our company and our diverse services in the field of marine surveys.

Of course, we know that every ship is different and therefore presents a new challenge for every task. This is where we come in, with our individual and competent advice for our customers. However, detailed questions can often only be clarified in a personal conversation and ideally on site or on board.

Simply contact us using the form on the right or give us a call. We will then arrange an appointment with you.

The Hanse Survey team will be happy to answer your questions and concerns.