What We Do

Metals and Ores


Robert Lyon & Co. has become synonymous with the inspection of metals and associated products, operating in the following fields:

  • Discharge Surveys

  • Damage Evaluation

  • Quality Inspections

  • Quality Control and Packing

  • Acceptance Inspection

  • Loading surveys

  • Producer evaluation

  • Expert Witness

  • Salvage sale of damaged goods


Precision Machinery, Electronics, Satellites and Aviation


With a combined experience of over 170 years surveying high value and high precision cargoes the surveyors at Robert Lyon & Co. have extensive knowledge and experience of the following:

  • Power Generation Equipment, Gas and Wind Turbines

  • Transformers

  • Project Cargo Handling and Securing Supervision

  • Satellites

  • Precision Machining Centres

  • Printing Presses

  • Medical Scanners

  • Computer Hardware, Data Storage and Power Supplies

  • Automotive Components

  • Aircraft and Helicopters

  • Heavy Plant

  • Broadcast, Professional and Domestic Audio-visual Equipment


General Cargo


The expertise provided by Robert Lyon & Co can also serve our Principals on a wide range of general cargo commodities including:

  • Project Cargo

  • Heavy Lift

  • White Goods and Domestic Appliances

  • Food Products; Fresh, Chilled or Frozen

  • Cars; Pre Shipment Loading Inspections and Damage Assessment

  • Household Goods and Personal Effects

  • Theft Investigation


Cargo Sales


Robert Lyon & Co. have an affiliated cargo sales company, Mountview Shipping Ltd, with a network of salvage buyers to assist with the disposal of damaged or surplus cargo. Full terms and conditions are available on request.


Robert Lyon International, Dubai


In 1977 Robert Lyon International was established in Dubai, Approved by the local Chamber of Commerce and local correspondents for the American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU) and W.E. Cox Claims Group, Robert Lyon International offers a comprehensive range of cargo surveys covering the Middle East and Gulf States.