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an Inspicio company

Oil & Petrochemicals

Metals & Minerals

Exploration & Mining Services

Fertilizers & Agro-commodities

an Inspicio company

Food Safety

Consumer Products

Supply Chain Security & CSR

Welcome to Inspectorate Inspectorate is one of the world’s leading independent inspection and testing organizations, providing global coverage and a reputation for integrity and service delivery. With origins stretching back over 150 years, today Inspectorate is a multinational group with capabilities in an extensive range of commodities, providing independent inspection, sampling and testing services 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Our network of laboratories, strategically located in key trading locations around the world provide precision analytical testing to both internationally recognised standards and customer-specific methodologies. We pride ourselves on the delivery of professional and reliable services using qualified resources. Our customers include oil majors, commodity traders, financial institutions, governments, mining and refining companies. Inspectorate has more than 6,500 employees and operates in over 125 countries, wherever cargoes are being loaded, discharged or transferred. Inspectorate has a strong, positive environmental policy and rigorously applies international Health and Safety standards. Inspectorate delivers the highest standards of ethical business practice and confidentiality throughout the Group, reinforced by its Code of Compliance.

“Inspectorate - a worldwide network of precision laboratories supported by an extensive global team of expert surveyors, inspectors and samplers�

Oil & Petrochemicals “Our laboratories test in accordance with more than 900 certified methods, supported by on-site teams offering shore, ship, terminal and pipeline inspections�

Inspectorate offers inspection, testing and consultancy services at all key loading, discharge and ship to ship (STS) locations around the world, providing independent verification of the quantity and quality of crude, petroleum products, bio-fuels, gas and petrochemicals. Our services cover quantity determination, vessel and railcar loading and discharge inspections; terminal stock reporting, blending services, quality testing and certification. Other physical interventions include tank calibration services, bunker inspections and meter proving. Inspectorate is represented on the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA), American Petroleum Institute (API), Energy Institute (EI), European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and American Standard Testing Methods (ASTM).

Metals & Minerals Inspectorate’s Metals and Minerals division encompasses four main areas; steel raw materials, precious metals, non ferrous and solid fuel products. Within each sector, our highly skilled and dedicated teams are able to provide independent inspection, sampling and analysis. Working from the world’s major ports and mining and refining locations, our aim is to minimize commercial risk by accurately and swiftly determining the physical properties of materials through supervision of weighing (including draft survey), sampling, pre-shipment, load and discharge inspection. Supported by our global network of laboratories we employ a combination of experience and cutting-edge technology to report on elemental levels and chemical properties. Wherever your interest lies, Inspectorate can help you achieve a commercial settlement which truly represents the value of the consignment.

“With activities that span the globe, our field personnel, chemists and coordination teams can tailor our services to meet your needs”

Exploration & Mining Services “Inspectorate’s Exploration and Mining Services provide the quality assurance crucial for today’s mineral exploration and mining projects”

Our services are delivered through a global network of geo-analytical laboratories and metallurgical testing facilities. The eight hub labs are located in Australia, Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Peru, South Africa, UK and USA. The broad spectrum of services offered include trace level analysis for front-end geological exploration, drill core analysis, full service metallurgical testing, grade control and check assays for mining operations and environmental testing. We also provide analysis for precious metals, common ores and rare elements. Multi-element service packages include Fire Assay, AAS, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, fusion and pressed powder XRF testing and classical wet-chemical assaying of ore grade and concentrate samples. Our Metallurgical division provides all phases of mineral processing, hydrometallurgical and environmental testing from bench to pilot plant for flow-sheet development and plant troubleshooting.

Fertilizers & Agro-commodities With a worldwide network of offices and fully accredited laboratories available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, our industry specialists provide a dedicated service delivering rapid turnaround of certified results. In addition to standard fertilizer testing, Inspectorate also offers specific services including Ultrasonic Leak Detection (ULD) and radioactivity monitoring. Agro-commodities We offer inspection services at every key point in the supply chain from hold and hatch surveys to loading and discharge supervision. We provide testing for a wide range of agrocommodities including grains, vegetable oils, bio-fuel feedstocks and bi-products, crude and refined glycerin. The use of portable labs also allows us to report on humidity, nature and impurities including grain quality in the field.

“A comprehensive service for testing the quality, quantity and chemical make-up of fertilizer and agro-commodity shipments�

Food Safety Inspectorate delivers services to key food markets with tailor-made solutions for the entire food and feed supply chain. We operate a network of state-of-the-art ISO17025 accredited testing laboratories and offices that provide inspection services, product testing, audits, certification and training. Inspectorate can provide the assurance and certification required to meet strict import protocols as well as national regulations and internal company controls, including the latest traceability and labelling requirements. Key analyses include veterinary drug residues, pesticides, heavy metals, organic contaminants, nutritional values, allergens, colorants and dyes, microbiological, chemical and environmental. Certification services include GFSI Food Safety approved quality standards. Our skilled inspectors and auditors are present in all major production and shipping centres to verify the quality, packing and quantity of food and feed products throughout the supply chain, from farm to fork.

“Inspectorate’s Food Safety services provide peace of mind for buyers, sellers, producers, exporters, banks and governments�

Consumer Products Our Consumer Products division offers a full range of services to importers, wholesalers, mail-order companies and retailers. Our services are flexible and include factory evaluation and effective pre-shipment inspection for product quality and consistency, packaging and damage to goods. This includes early production inspections followed by ongoing checks of semi-finished products through to final random checks on completed goods. Early production inspections can extend to checking the quality of components, raw materials and accessories. Comprehensive track-and-trace services allow the monitoring of goods throughout production, packing and shipment. Inspectorate can also assist in evaluating a manufacturer’s production capability, equipment, technology, management and quality control systems.

“Product inspection services cover the entire production process; from evaluation of raw materials to final inspection and loading supervision”

Supply Chain Security & CSR Increasing pressure from governments, consumers and investors has forced importers, exporters and intermediaries to implement more extensive and verifiable security, safety, social and environmental standards.

“Inspectorate’s team of supply chain professionals conduct assessment, audit, verification and certification services across the globe�

To ensure that standards and regulatory guidelines are adhered to, Inspectorate offers assessment, audit, verification and certification services at factories, plants, cargo consolidators, carriers, ports and agents on a global basis. Through our global network, customized programs are designed to reduce travel costs, improve reporting inconsistencies and increase supplier performance. Our services include business partner self-assessment, pre and post validation audits, random inspections, surveillance audits, managed periodic audit programs, verification and certification, continuous improvement reporting, training and advisory services.

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Americas Americas Regional Headquarters Inspectorate America Corporation 12000 Aerospace Avenue, Suite 200 Houston, Texas 77034, USA Tel: +1 713 944 2000 Fax: +1 713 947 0300 Email:

Russia / East Europe East Europe Regional Headquarters Inspectorate R St. 11/1, 1 Magistralnyi Proezd Moscow 123290, Russia Tel: +7 495 662 7414 Fax: +7 495 662 7418 Email:

Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) EMEA Regional Headquarters Inspectorate International Ltd 2 Perry Road, Witham, Essex CM8 3TU, United Kingdom Tel: +44 1376 536800 Fax: +44 1376 520819 Email:

Asia / Asia Pacific Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters Inspectorate (Singapore) Pte Ltd Blk 28 Ayer Rajah Crescent 01-03 Singapore 139959 Tel: +65 6778 9033 Fax: +65 6778 9466 Email: Americas: +1 713 944 2000 Europe: +44 1376 536800 Russia: +7 495 662 7414 Asia: +65 6778 9033 Argentina | Australia | Bahamas | Bahrain | Belgium | Brazil | Bulgaria

| Canada

Chile | China | Colombia | Croatia | Ecuador | Egypt | Estonia | Germany | Ghana Greece | Hong Kong | India Libya




| Indonesia | Italy | Japon | Kazakhstan | Kuwait | Latvia


Netherlands | Netherlands Antilles Peru | Puerto Rico | Qatar | South













| Nigeria | Norway | Oman | Panama | Paraguay Portugal | Romania | Russia | Saudi Arabia | Singapore




Turkmenistan | UAE | UK | Ukraine | USA







| Uruguay | Venezuela | Vietnam | Yemen

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