P.O. Box 1088, Halifax, NS B3J2X1, CA
24/7: (902) 423 7158 | Jeff Direct (902) 497-2149 | David Direct (902) 497 6611

Silver's Group of Companies

Silver's Group of Companies
Marine Cargo Surveyors
Property Management

About Us

Silver's Limited - Ancestor Corporation

Silver’s Limited was established in 1897 by H.R. Silver - originally established for the import and export of a variety of commodities such as Salt Fish, Potatoes and Molasses (Silver’s Lasses Molasses) the company grew into property investment, financing and sponsorships.  

Some of the more Notable projects this ancestor company was involved with include the Sponsorship / Financing of the Original Bluenose I, the financing of the Lord Nelson Hotel and the Development of the Silversides Subdivision

In 1930, in address to Market Conditions this Ancestor Company was reorganized and re-founded at Silver’s Agencies Limited which saw it offering a more expansive roster of Services which continue to grow today

Service Standards

Established in 1930, Silver’s Agencies Limited is pleased to provide a number of Services to our Local, National, and International Clients.

We are one of the oldest independent, privately held Marine Surveying Firms in the world.  Our staff Surveyors have  experience stretching from Pre-Containerization, and have real hands-on in-house experience through to the current State of the Art Vessels, methods and cargoes.  Our Services have been recognized Internationally and we have been in demand, on sites throughout North America, Central America, South America, Asia and Europe.

Our four In-House Surveyors combined have over 90 Years’ of experience

Specializing in Commercial Cargoes, Commercial Cargo Movements, and Commercial Insurance Markets, we are able to provide Professional, Ethical and comprehensive Surveying Services

We have undertaken specialized projects in high security regions and facilities for a variety of clients.  Our experience and reputation have seen us engaged for clients highly sensitive to industrial secrecy and demanding of a high degree of personal presentation and professionalism.

Service Scope

On and Off Hire Surveys for Commercial Vessels and Containers

Transport Stowage Consultants using Proprietary IMO, DNV and UK DOT calculation software

Transportation Consultants

Transloading and Cargo handling Supervision

Automobile Inspections for Lines, Forwarders, Insurers and Shipping Lines

In Transit cargo stowage Audits

Loss Investigation

Claims Investigation

Security Audits

Safety Program Audits

In Transit Cargo Supervision, Monitoring

Cargo Escorts

Heavy Lift Attendances


Bulk and Break Bulk Cargo Sampling

Fish Inspection, Grading and Analysis


Definition of Alternative Markets for Cargo

Molasses, Fish Oil, Fish Meal, Wood Pellet and Petrochemical Surveys for Quantity and Quality

Deadweight / Draft Surveys

Bunker Surveys and Audits

Photographic Records

Loss investigation due to abnormal Event such as Stowaways, Pilferage, Vehicular Accidents

Warehousing Supervision and Surveys



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Silver's Group of Companies

P.O. Box 1088, Halifax, NS B3J2X1, CA

(902) 497-2149