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Cargo inspections

ASi Ukraine LLC offers a wide range of fully integrated inspection services backed up by highly professional staff at all stages of cargo transportation, from the point of production to the country of destination, in the following main areas:

  • Fertilizers
  • Agricultural products
  • Metals , minerals and coal
  • Oil and petrochemicals
  • Liquefied gases
  • Wood products
  • Consumer goods

Based on our experience, we can offer fully independent quality and quantity inspections during transshipment of the said cargoes as follows:

Pre-shipment inspections at the port and at the plants:

  • Inspection of rail cars / rail tank cars before loading for cleanliness, integrity, tightness of all hatch covers to prevent leakage of the cargo during transportation.
  • Witness control of weighbridge operations carried out for rail cars and rail tank cars.
  • Sealing of rail cars and rail tank cars after weighing.
  • Visual inspection of cargo condition at the storage or during loading into rail cars.
  • Representative sampling at storage or during loading into rail cars and tank rail cars.
  • Analysis of withdrawn samples according to specifications that require supervision, in accordance with standards specified by the Client.
  • Continuous twenty-four-hour monitoring of cargo operations.
  • Review of the manufacturer’s certificates of quantity and quality, railway bills issued for the inspected lots of cargo.
  • Photos reflecting condition of rail cars, cargoes, loading / discharging operations;
  • Daily reports on the progress of loading / discharging operations, results of inspections performed.
  • Twenty-four-hour detailed reporting to the Client on any irregularities / accidents / contaminations or any other abnormal situations that may affect quality or quantity of cargo;
  • Issuance of international certificates as a result of the inspection performed.

Cargo inspections at loading port:

  • Inspection of rail cars / rail tank cars after transportation for integrity, tightness of hatch covers, damages.
  • Inspection of seals on the rail cars and rail tank cars after cargo transportation.
  • Witness control of weighbridge operations carried out for rail cars and rail tank cars.
  • Inspection of the vessel’s holds / tanks before loading for cleanliness and suitability to carry intended cargo;
  • Inspection of the vessel’s hatch covers for watertightness;
  • Draft Survey (initial, final, intermediate);
  • Ullage measurements in the cargo tanks of the vessel;
  • Determination of cargo quantity in the barges used for accumulating cargo lots at the port.
  • Ullage measurements in the shore tanks;
  • Visual inspection of cargo condition during discharge from the rail cars, at the storage or during loading on board the vessel.
  • Sampling of inspected cargo during discharging from the rail cars or from rail tank cars, at the port storage or during loading on board the vessel.
  • Analysis of withdrawn samples according to specifications that require supervision, in accordance with standards specified by the Client.
  • Sealing of the holds upon completion of loading.
  • Continuous twenty-four-hour supervision of loading operations at the port.
  • Review of the manufacturer’s certificates of quantity and quality, railway bills, port acceptance acts issued for the inspected lots of cargo.
  • Photos reflecting condition of rail cars, vessel’s holds before loading, cargoes, loading operations.
  • Detailed daily reports on the progress of loading operations, results of inspections performed.
  • Twenty-four-hour detailed reporting to the Client on any irregularities / accidents / contaminations or any other abnormal situations that may affect quality or quantity of cargo.
  • Issuance of international certificates as a result of the inspection performed.

Cargo inspections at discharging port:

  • Witness control of weighbridge operations carried out for rail cars and rail tank cars.
  • Determination of cargo quantity on the basis of Draft Survey (initial, final, intermediate).
  • Determination of cargo quantity on the basis of ullage measurements in the cargo tanks of the vessel.
  • Visual inspection of cargo condition during discharge from the vessel.
  • Sampling of the cargo during discharge from the vessel.
  • Inspection of the seals before discharge.
  • Analysis of withdrawn samples according to specifications that require supervision, in accordance with standards specified by the Client.
  • Continuous twenty-four-hour supervision of discharging operations at the port.
  • Photos reflecting condition of cargoes, discharging operations.
  • Detailed daily reports on the progress of discharging operations, results of inspections performed.
  • Twenty-four-hour detailed reporting to the Client on any irregularities / accidents / contaminations or any other abnormal situations that may affect quality or quantity of cargo.
  • Issuance of international certificates as a result of the inspection performed.

You can always contact us

Address:
а/я - 260, Одесса-1, 65001, Украина
Phone: +380 48 777 63 87
Email: info@alexstewartinternational.com.ua
Fax: +380 48 777 63 88