Minerals and Metals Inspection

We offer professional inspection and testing services throughout the supply-chain for all types of minerals, metals and fertilisers.

Cotecna's highly skilled and dedicated teams enable shippers, traders, and government entities to reduce risk and verify product conformity to national and international standards.

From producers to end users, our highly-skilled and dedicated teams provide a wide range of services for the minerals and metals industry, including quality-control inspections, sampling and analysis, and loading and discharge supervision.

Full list of minerals and metals services
  • Draft survey and weighing supervision.
  • Supervision of loading and discharging.
  • Vessel hatch and hold inspection (cleanliness).
  • Due diligence and stock inspection.
  • Sampling and sample preparation.
  • Moisture determination and size test.
  • Chemical analysis.
  • Daily update and digital photo report.
  • E-certificate Issuance.
Full list of inspected poducts
  • Ferrous metals, such as iron ore, chrome ore, manganese ore, nickel ore, ferro-alloys, etc.
  • Non-ferrous metals, such as copper, zinc, lead concentrates, ingots, blister copper, copper cathode and gold & silver concentrates.
  • Energy minerals, such as coal, coke, petroleum coke, etc.
  • Semi-finished & finished steel products and solid chemical products.
  • Dry and liquid fertilizers in both bulk and bagged form.
  • All kinds of industrial minerals.
  • Fertilizer (e.g. Nitrogen fertilizers/
  • Phosphate fertilizers / Potash fertilizers / Compound fertilizers / Other fertilizers)

Key Benefits

  • High standards of integrity, transparency, excellence and social responsibility
  • Experienced and professional staff
  • Global coverage of laboratories
  • Internationally recognised certifications and accreditations (ISO 17020, ISO 17025, Gafta, FOSFA, etc.)
  • Efficient and responsive service, customised to clients’ needs
  • Competitive rates

Request an Inspection

To learn more about our Minerals and Metals services, or to request an inspection for your business, please contact us.

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