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With over one hundred years of heritage and an ethos of quality, innovation, and integrity, Idwal is known for accurate, consistent and objective inspection reports as well as a continuous commitment to raising the standards of ship inspections worldwide.

Our unique digital inspection framework and online platform allows our clients to view and understand the condition and risk of their maritime investments better than ever before, with greater visualisation and clarity of critical data, allowing customers to make smarter decisions.

Supported by our offices in the UK, China, and Greece and over 245 surveyors worldwide; our inspection reports and the Idwal Grade has become the 'gold standard' financial institutions, ship owners, and other stakeholders believe in and trust.


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Utilising the latest technology combined with a skilled team of passionate shipping professionals, engineers, surveyors, and developers, we are revolutionising ship inspections around the world.
The industrys only recognised condition grade

Every vessel inspected by Idwal is given a unique Idwal Grade which analyses over 500 different data points gathered during the inspection which are then passed through our advanced algorithms to generate the grade results. The algorithms feed the data into 21 sub-grades, culminating in a single final Grade, which quickly identifies and easily highlights areas that are exceeding expectation, or require improvement.

an easy to use platform, anyone can understand
Recognising the challenges stakeholders in the maritime industry face in commissioning a reliable, high-quality and consistent ship inspection around the globe, we transformed the ship inspection market with the introduction of our innovative online inspection platform in 2016. The platform provides instant quotations and accessible reports that are easy to digest and act upon.
Consistent and reliable inspections anytime, anywhere

Today, an Idwal Condition or Pre-Purchase Inspection is available in hundreds of ports worldwide and offers you a competitively priced, comprehensive yet easy to understand report, delivered promptly. Our reports give you access to clear and concise data supported by our unique digital inspection framework which is delivered globally by one of the world’s largest networks of qualified marine surveyors.



From global inspections to portfolio monitoring, or simply providing high quality technical advice and support, we work closely with a blue-chip global client base including prominent banks, alternative lending platforms, funds, ship owners, brokers, insurers and charterers.

Here are some reviews from just a handful of our successful client partnerships.

"K Line has used Idwal’s pre-sale services on numerous occasions to encourage an open and fair selling process for ships placed on the S&P market. The process is seamless, transparent and has generated high levels of interest in the buyers’ market with good, clean offers which have concluded in successful sales of K Line vessels".

K Line
"ICBC Leasing regularly uses the inspection services of Idwal to conduct condition inspections of vessels in our leasing portfolio. We have always found the services of Idwal to be of a high technical standard, cost effective and efficient"
ICBC Leasing
“As one of the largest shipping companies in the world, MOL has used the services of Idwal to conduct pre-purchase inspections of vessels which are marketed for sale. Idwal is a reliable and trustworthy company that always provides fair and independent inspection reports to MOL’s vessels in line with MOL’s attitude to be open and fair to the market.”
MOL Group
“AM NOMIKOS TMA SA uses Idwal for conducting condition surveys of its managed fleet vessels as a result of COVID, and pre-purchase inspections of vessels worldwide. Their service has been professional and of a high technical standard. They are cost effective, respond promptly and their flexibility and constant monitoring have gained our trust for continuing our cooperation.”
A.M.Nomikos TMA SA

“Hoegh Autoliners uses the services of Idwal to provide fleet-condition monitoring inspections services across our car-carrier fleet. We find their services to always be of a high technical standard and we are pleased to work together with them as long term valued partners”

Hoegh Autoliners

"The Isle of Man Ship Registry has had a contract in place with Idwal to provide audit and inspection services on Isle of Man registered vessels since 2009.

We have found Idwal to be a very professional and pragmatic organisation, which strives to provide quality services to meet the client's needs."

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