Fruit & Perishables

DPS is an internationally focused survey company based in Antwerp. Our staff is specialized in the inspection and survey work of all kinds of fruits and perishables. We daily carry out fruit inspections for a large number of exporters, importers and cargo underwriters all over the world. Our team of quality inspectors and fruit surveyors have a broad knowledge in the fruit inspection business. They are all aware of the fact that cargo buyers / sellers need to receive the necessary information, such as general quality, packing, storage and transport conditions and facilities, within a short period of time.


As DPS is based in Antwerp, our own staff is able to conduct quality inspections in the main European ports. We have our own standardized reporting system or, if requested, a specific report form is drawn up in consultation with our clients.


Since DPS has agencies all over Europe and in the rest of the world, we guarantee that experienced surveyors can organize and attend surveys within the shortest possible time period.


Our main operations in the international trade of fruit and perishable business can be summarised as follows:


  • Condition surveys on reefer vessels
  • Pre-discharge surveys
  • Damage surveys
  • Quality control
  • Inspection of containerized cargo

DPS Fruit Team:

Manager Marine Department

Johan van der Meirsch

International Fruit Desk

Kristien De Waele