Canadian Underwriter

Expansion of AVA Marine Group Inc.

September 29, 2012   by AVA Marine Group Inc.

Kaivan H Chinoy


Effective October 01, 2012 AVA Marine is able to provide services to the following regions:

1. Western Canada – Vancouver / Northern BC ports of Prince Rupert & Kitimat

2. Eastern Canada – Great Lakes / Toronto / Montreal & Halifax

3. Province of Alberta

3. US West Coast – Tacoma / Vancouver / Portland

4. Mexico

5. Panama

6. Kuwait

“We are seeing increased project cargo activities in the Great Lakes mainly wind energy components and heavy machinery shipped from Europe to Alberta and Northern US destinations via rail, hence expanding our services to these regions makes sense.

Also as the expansion of the Panama Canal comes to an end – we have extended our reach south of the border up to Mexico and Panama as many regions are preparing for an increase in trade through infrastructure improvements in order to capitalize on new opportunities – said the founder and Principal marine surveyor & consultant of AVA Marine.

Though the core business of AVA Marine is P&I Condition Surveys (routine & entry surveys), Flag State Inspections, Hull & Machinery/ Pre-voyage Surveys / UT Hatch Cover Testing, Steel Outturn survey & Project Cargo Loading/Discharging/Lashing Supervision, AVA Marine is also heavily involved in cargo damages, load/stow/transloading and securing surveys .

 To learn more about our marine surveying capabilities, visit our website at

About AVA Marine The company provides a comprehensive range of specialist marine surveying & consultancy services primarily in Western Canada and is led by the Principal Marine Surveyor – Kaivan H. Chinoy.

Kaivan is a qualified Mercantile Mariner and a graduate of joint Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde (Faculty of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering) with an MSc Degree in ‘Technical Management of Ship Operations’.



Kaivan H. Chinoy, MSc (UK), HND Naut. Sc

Principal Marine Surveyor

AVA Marine Group Inc.

151-10090 152nd Street, Suite 667, Surrey, BC, Canada, V3R 8X8

T:  +1.604.283.2273 | C:  +1.604.356.3405 | F:  +1.604.608.9874

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AVA Marine Group Inc. Registered Company No. BC0943478

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