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Name: Dave Oram
Firm Name: D S Oram & Associates
Country: South Africa
Expertise: Marine Surveying Services

Telephone: +033 343 1777
Fax: +031 765 2049

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Professional Biography:

Dave Oram is our exclusively recommended Marine Surveying Services expert in South Africa on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Dave directly using the contact details listed above.

Commenced his career in the Marine Surveying industry in 1998, training and working with acknowledged leaders in their field. As his experience grew, Dave became increasingly involved in Project Cargo and Heavy Lift surveys and this is his area of expertise.

Shortly after forming DS Oram & Associates cc, Dave was invited to join a team of specialists to assess the feasibility of loading, discharge and movement to site of heavy super-loads moving through the port of Durban.

Firm Overview:

D S Oram & Associates are highly-skilled specialist Marine Cargo Survey, Loss Control and Risk Management.

Services Providers. Although based in Durban, South Africa’s premier cargo port, our appointments have taken us to Europe, the Americas and throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. D S Oram & Associates were recently confirmed as

Group Marine Surveyors for a leading international electrical engineering and manufacturing group.

We have nearly 60 years combined experience in the cargo surveying, risk management and marine insurance industries.


  • Our specialist area is the surveying and management of heavy lift Project Cargo such as machinery, transformers and mining and manufacturing equipment.
  • Marine and Goods in Transit Claim Investigations.
  • Loading and Discharge Supervision Surveys and Tallying.
  • Cargo claims investigation, assessment and adjustment.
  • Risk management and loss control programme design, development and implementation.
  • Port Captain attendances worldwide with a highly skilled team of Supercargoes.