Capt Nelson Le Blond has over 35 years experience as Marine Surveyor & Marine Lecturer in Australia, Asia Pacific, India & International Ports.

Provides effective training and instructions in a classroom and practical shipboard settings. This includes extensive experience in Cargo Surveying for projects, heavy lift, on/off hire, draft surveys, cargo damage.

  • Maritime Law
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Marine Insurance
  • Ship Chartering
  • Petroleum Liquefied Gas & Chemical Safety Courses
  • ISPS Code for Ship Security Officers, Company Security Officers & Port Facility Security
  • Navigation Simulator Practical & BRM, BTM
  • Electronic Navigation

Qualifications & Professional Membership:

  • CMID – Common Maritime Inspection Document Accredited, International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA).
  • Certificate of Cargo Surveying Proficiency – LLoyd’s London
  • Lead Assessor/Assessor Training for Quality Management Systems: Stebbing and Partners International
  • Certificate of P&I Insurance, North of England P&I Association and South Tyneside College
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment, Australian College of Training and Employment
  • Techniques of Accident Investigation, Interview and Follow-up, Hazard Evaluation and Loss Prevention
  • Certificate in Teaching (Higher Education), Singapore Polytechnic
  • Ship Chartering and Brokerage, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers London
  • Liquid Cargo Ship Simulator, College of Nautical Studies, Warsash, Southhampton, England
  • Master Foreign-Going Certificate, Mercantile Marine Department
  • Member of The Nautical Institute, Australia
  • Nautical Institute, London, member since 1981
  • International Institute of Marine Surveyors, London, member since 2000
  • Company of Master Mariners, Australia, member since 1980


In addition, to Nelson’s expertise, Strong Maritime Services has experienced and highly qualified personnel.

Areas of expertise:

  • Shipping & Freight Forwarding
  • Logistics to support the container freight business
  • Logistics and distribution including Customs clearance procedures
  • Banking lines for trade
  • Arranging Letters of Credit
  • Loading and discharging of cargoes as in operational guidelines with sellers and buyers
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Safety, Environmental & Occupational Health Management Systems
  • Formal Safety Assessments, Safety Critical Elements and Performance standards
  • Auditing
  • Risk Management
  • Sales & Purchase Agreements/Contracts
  • Preparation of sales and purchase contracts with sellers and buyers
  • Negotiation of prices for buying and selling coal and cement clinkers
  • Arbitration claims pertaining to Charter Party demurrage/dispatch

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