Intertek is a leading testing, inspection and certification body, accredited by the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA). We offer a suite of agricultural commodity inspection services, designed to reduce the risks.
As a trusted third-party inspector, we identify issues at source, before they become a problem, conduct pre-shipment inspections, and supervise cargo loading, discharging, weighing and screening.
With over 1000 laboratories worldwide, and offices in more than 100 countries, we have the presence and resources to protect your interests anywhere in the world. We are globally respected as a provider of inspection services, and our certificates are valued by global trading houses, financial institutions, and both government and non-governmental food aid organisations. We’ve worked with numerous international standards and guidelines including ISO , GOST , TQSA, USDA , FDA , FOSFA , GAFTA , IFT , AOCS and SAL.
Our services are interlinked to provide you with seamless support, throughout your cargo’s journey. As well as providing inspection services, our local agents help to ensure you meet all the regulatory requirements. Standards and conventions vary from country to country and commodity to commodity. Understanding and conforming to these is essential.
- Pre-shipment inspection
- Loading and discharge
- Weighing and draft surveys
- Quality and quantity
- Tank and hold cleanliness
To be sure your produce arrives safely and intact at its destination the best place to start is at source. Early detection of problems saves time, money and brand reputation.
Our pre-shipment inspection services can be tailored to suit your specific requirements, but all serve to ensure that your product is packed, loaded and shipped according to your specifications.
Risk to your goods during shipment can be mitigated through reliable, meticulous supervision during loading and unloading.
Our qualified inspectors are located at the world’s major ports, ready to provide services including supervision, weighing, sampling and testing. They are qualified to issue certifications of condition, weight and quality.
Accurate, verified weighing at port terminals is essential for protecting the value of your cargo.
Our global team of experts can supervise weighing on loading and discharge at ports all over in the world. Weighing guidelines are product dependant and vary from country to country. Our on-site supervisors are able to negotiate local regulations and any specific requirements for your cargo.
Real-time information about the condition of your goods allows you to make immediate decisions about whether to accept or reject them, and enables you to release payments to producers or suppliers without delay.
Our experts can be on site at warehouses, silos or port terminals to screen the condition, weight and grade of goods according to accepted standards.
Understanding the condition of tanks and holds is vital for the safe shipping of your cargo. Contamination, infestation or damp could damage or destroy it, while refusal to load due to suspected cleanliness issues could be costly.
Our qualified inspectors check that holds and tanks are clean and dry, untainted by previous cargo and free from infestation.
Choosing us as your inspection services partner gives you access to a global network of qualified professionals, supported by over 1ooo laboratories and offices in over 100 countries worldwide. We can help you manage risk, control quality and quantity and comply with the variety of international standards and regulations, from source to delivery.
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