Our inspectors are specialists in their professional field, experienced in all accepted sampling and weighing procedures, with a focus on metals, minerals and solid fuels.

They are rigorously trained and supported by our global network of technical managers and senior inspectors, who ensure that our services are carried out in line with international standards. In this way, AHK fully utilises the technical skills and knowledge of our personnel, which is built on over 135 years of practical, technical experience in the industry.

Our experienced administration team support our inspectors, ensuring our quality and quantity reports are relayed speedily and accurately to clients.

Our inspectors attend many locations on behalf of our clients. We operate at mine sites and at crucial points in logistic chains such as loading and discharge ports, warehouses as well as at receiving works including refineries, smelters and recycling plants.

We provide the following principal weight and quality inspection and surveying services:

  • Pre-shipment inspection
  • Material sampling
  • Supervision of bulk, bagged and containerised cargo during weighing and sampling at reception, loading, discharge, final receiving works and transit locations
  • Vessel and hold condition inspections
  • Draft surveys
  • Packing and stowage inspections
  • Container inspections
  • Tallying
  • Stockpile surveys
  • Warehouse inspection
  • Due diligence inspection
  • Radioactivity screening
  • Sample preparation
  • Moisture determination
  • Material sizing

Our network of sample preparation and moisture determination facilities are located strategically to support our inspection teams. The facilities are fully equipped and staffed with the skilled personnel necessary to guarantee that our operations fulfil internationally recognised quality standards.



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