K.P. Fitter & Associates, Inc (KPF) was established in 1991 as an Independent Marine Surveying and Cargo
Inspection Company specializing in providing a team of highly qualified marine professionals capable of
providing quick response and timely information to our clients.

KPF also proudly represents various Flag State administrations including Belize, Liberia, Marshall Islands,
Malta, Panama and Vanuatu, to carry out Safety Inspections, Accident Investigations, Various Audits as
required and assist with Vessels Registration and Crew Licensing services.

Our Organization professionally address all elements of the Maritime trade including investigations in marine
related casualties including P&I, personal injury, containerized cargo including stowage and securing, shipping
of liquid and dry bulk cargos, and lashing and securing of break bulk cargos. We also specialize in the
shipment of dry bulk cargos including immersion (draft) and cleanliness surveys, on-hire/off-hire condition
and bunker surveys.

In addition, KPF also provides independent inspection and analytical services across a wide range of metals
and minerals including Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Scrap, Industrial Minerals and Agro Fertilizer Products. Our
stockpile survey system relies on the latest in laser & robotic technology and procedures which provides safe,
cost effective reporting of your commodities. At KPF we understand the need for robust controls on inventory
and our scanning techniques are tailored to provide low costs and the level of accuracy desired compared to
traditional methods.


Creating Good Work Ethics in A Professional Environment

Services Provided

Our network of services is constantly reviewed to meet the demands of changing patterns of international trade. Our Corporate Office in Long Beach - California covers all ports in California and on the West Coast of USA including Alaska and Hawaii and to complement our head office we staff a Branch Office in Houston – Texas which covers the U.S. Gulf and all ports on the East Coast of USA including Puerto Rico (San Juan). In addition we have Regional Offices in Australia (Perth), Singapore, Kenya (Mombasa), which answers to our corporate office in Long Beach and our regional offices in United Kingdom, Turkey (Istanbul) answer to our branch office in Houston.

We employ inspectors & surveyors locally at the major ports, and various works at which our inspection services may be required. Most locations can usually be covered on a short notice and KPF Organization makes every effort to keep travel costs at a bare minimum, keeping in mind overall costs to our clients. We work closely with colleagues & associates all over the world, to ensure a rapid response to enquiries and the smooth co-ordination of inspection services at affordable and practical costs.

Accident and Casualty Investigations (On behalf of various Flag States)

ISM / ISPS Audit – Internal / External (On behalf of various Flag States)

Vessel Safety Inspections (On behalf of the various Flag States)

Crew Licensing and Vessel Registration Services (For Panama and Belize Flag)

Immersion (Draft) Surveys

Hold Inspection for Bulk Cargo (Australia Regional Office is Certified Grain Inspector)

Pre- Hold Inspection for Bulk Cargo (To provide guidance to Owner / Operators as to hold condition for next intended cargo)

On / Off Hire Condition Surveys

On / Off Hire Bunker Surveys (Can be combined with above)

Bunker Quantity & R.O.B. Survey’s

Quality and Grading for Scrap Metals at Load & Discharge Ports

Port Captaincy for Bulk, Break-Bulk and Project Cargos

Analytical Services for Industrial Minerals and Agro Fertilizer Products

Stock Pile Inventory Surveys (Texas Regional Office uses latest Laser and Robotic Technology)

Pre-Load Inspections for Containerized Cargo

Damage Surveys for Containerized Cargo

RINA Class Sub-Agent


The Association of Certified Marine Surveyors
ACMS (Certified Member Certificate # 0201)
Weighmaster (License # 010132) from State of California Department of Food and Agriculture
Associates Members of Independent Marine Surveyors (N.I.M.S.)
Associates Members of The Council of American Master Marines Inc. (CAMM) Certificate # 3384-A
Associates Members of Society of Port Engineers
Propeller Club of Los Angeles-Long Beach, California
Marine Exchange of LA & LB, California
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)
Bureau of International Recycling (BIR)


Corporate Office (Long Beach - CA - U.S.A.)

Office Address

417 Atlantic Avenue,
Long Beach, CA 90802

Billing Address

P.O. Box 2011,
Long Beach, CA 90801

Telephone & Fax

Tel: +1(562) 951-0799 (24hrs.)
Fax: +1(562) 951-8660

Branch Office (HOUSTON - TX - U.S.A.)

Office Address

4909 West Pasadena Blvd,
#101 Deer Park, TX, 77536

Billing Address

P.O. Box 2011,
Long Beach, CA 90801

Telephone & Fax

Tel: +1(281) 884-8437
Fax: +1(281) 946-5824

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Accounting Emails


Regional Offices