Scientific Advice for Food Exporters, Importers and Shipping Lines
Cargo Inspection Service offers technical and scientific advice for exporters, importers and shipping lines regarding the optimal quality/condition required for the marine transportation of foods. Our service includes advice regarding the best methods of packaging, palletization and stowage; temperature monitoring during stuffing or stripping reefer/dry containers. Also, in the special preparation of containers/holds for cargo transportation in order to prevent or mitigate condensation damage in transit and infestation claims.
Also, Cargo Inspection Service offers pre-shipment inspection services for exportation products and surveys of importation products, evaluating and supervising the following aspects:
Product condition (ripening, presence of diseases, physiological disorders and defects in fruits and vegetables) according to statistical sampling methods.
Product temperature statistics at the moment of stuffing or stripping
Evaluation of packaging, palletizing, stowing and lashing in containers and their incidence in air flow within the unit
Revision of Quantity parameters: type, number of packages,weights and marks according to the packing list.
Stuffing log and facts including ambient temperature and air relative humidity
Inspection of containers (refrigerated and dry):
Review of the PTI (pre-trip inspection) and cargo labels
Container parameters (set point, defrost intervals, air exchange, relative humidity, composition of gases (controlled atmosphere units)
Preparation and cleaning
Check for infestation
Placement of seals
Physical evaluation of the unit