Cargo space inspection

Both in land and sea transport the cargo space with its cleanliness and suitability for carriage of particular goods are of a great importance. The inspection bases on a visual assessment of the cargo space (of the cargo vessel, barge, rail wagon, road truck or ), verifying the list of previously transported goods (cargo space history) and applied methods of cleaning.

 

Supervision of the condition of the commodity, handling, storage and transport

In the whole storage and transport chain the goods are subjected to processes that can have a substantial impact on its condition, quantity and quality. Supervising the process of storage, handling and transport is the best way to reduce the risks associated with the development of loss and damage of goods. Supervision consists on the systematic monitoring of selected parameters of the condition and/or quality of the product during the selected period and the analyze of the results in terms of the possibility of damage or loss.



Supervision of weighing process

How important is weighing we do not have to convince anyone. No one wants to pay for goods which he did not receive or do receive payment for the goods he actually delivered. Goods in in the trade are weighted on dozens of types of weighing devices used for the control of mass. Supervision of weighing process involves constant monitoring of the functioning of weighing equipment, verifying its suitability for weighing and the approval of competent authority.

Determination of the weight by draught measurements of the vessel

Based on Archimedes' principle, the draught measurement is carried out before and after the loading / unloading of the of the vessel. Basing on readings of draught of the six points of the vessel, the volume of the underwater part of the hull and consequently the displacement is calculated. The latter, after correcting for the mass of the ship, so called 'stores', fuel and ballast is the amount of cargo on board.

Quantity measurement

In the trade of liquid and gas commodities there is constant necessity to determine the quantity on the basis of volume measurement of goods in the tanks they are transported or stored. Measurements are used both for settlements between the contract parties, as well as for monitoring the quantity during transit to prevent the loss. The inspection consists on measuring ullage or innage of liquid in the tank and, with use of calibration tables and density, calculation of volume and mass of the delivery.



Tally

The inspection concerning general cargo and consisting on counting the goods loaded (or unloaded) on (from) a means of transport. Apparently very simple often underestimated and neglected inspection, in fact it requires a lot of experience and psychological predispositions. It is performed only by experienced tallymen.

 

Sampling

We know the cases when the same batch varies greatly in terms of quality when examinated by various companies. We are looking then for better and better methods of analysis, we deliver the samples to more and more recognized laboratories. We however forgot that the most common source of discrepancies are the samples themselves and their insufficient representativeness in comparison to the batch they are to represent. Sampling is that part of quality control, whose importance can not be overestimated. While analysis can be repeated several times, changing the methodology, laboratory etc. the sampling is often unique, especially when the cargo in motion is involved.

Sampling activity includes both the increment (primary) sampling as well as all stages and activities associated with the preparation of the final samples representing the lot subjected to the process of sampling and archiving as well.



Analysis

Laboratory analysis as well as so called quick tests, carried out directly on spot of the inspection are conducted on the basis of local and international standards (IEC, ISO, EN, BS, GOST ...)



Regardless the above-mentioned standard inspections, Inspectis undertakes any other inspection activity, which could be expected by principals, and which are to lead to most comprehensive coverage of customer interest.