Nowadays, one of the main concerns of all the parties involved in commodities trading is to guarantee the quantity and quality of the products that we are going to receive.
OCA Global offers a wide variety of services to mitigate the risks to which importers, exporters and traders operating in international commodity markets are exposed on a daily basis.
With experience in all kinds of raw materials, from agricultural products to metals, minerals, fertilizers or chemical products among others, OCA Global can provide a quality service, with confidence and in any port or location, thanks to our extensive network of own offices and strategic partners.
Holds and hatches inspection
Sampling and Sealing
Stock monitoring and measurement
Determination of weight and quality
Verification of Conformity
Loading and unloading Supervision
Cargo Damage Inspection
Vessel Damage Inspection
Draft Survey is useful to guarantee to the receiver of goods that the discharged amount of cargo corresponds to the amount agreed with the seller. This verification is done by calculating the water displacement before and after the loading and/or unloading.
HOLDS AND HATCHES INSPECTION
Hold inspections, before the loading of cargo, is a quality assurance services to guarantee that the vessel is ready to receive cargo without risking of contamination from other substances, previous cargo, nor cleansing products or water. Besides, we also do hatch inspection, assuring that those close hermetically and avoiding the entrance of water or other substances that may contaminate the cargo.
OCA GLOBAL represents its clients’ interests during loading and unloading operations un any port or terminal in those countries where we do have presence. Acting as a link between the vessel, the port terminal and third party agencies.
As Loading Masters we supervise the operations, making sure that those are done in an efficient manner, ensuring that the safety procedures are followed, managing berth time, managing all the applicable documentation and keeping our clients informed of the progress of the operation as well as notifying any potential problems that may appear.
SAMPLING AND SEALING
At OCA GLOBAL we have the means to be able to take, seal, send or save samples for our clients. Upon request, we can send these samples to accredited laboratories to provide a completely independent quality certificate.
STOCK MONITORNING AND MEASUREMENT
To guarantee quality among your supply chain, to perform a continuous or spot stock monitoring along it is vital. This monitoring can be done at silos, warehouses or deposits to control movement and current state of your products verifying temperature, quantity and quality.
To guarantee the quality of your storaged products, detecting heat points due to possible germination, insects or other factors that may damage your cargo, OCA GLOBAL provides to its clients the Temperature Monitoring services both, on a permanent basis or spot, depending on your needs.
Before the reception of your cargo, our experienced inspectors can perform an inspection to the appointed warehouse to make sure that its condition is suitable to storage your products. We can inspect the cleanliness of the facilities, as well as its integrity, in order to mitigate the risk of damage or contamination of your cargo.
DETERMINATION OF WEIGHT AND QUALITY
OCA GLOBAL is accredited by ANAB under the ISO 17020 standard for Loading and Unloading Supervision activities.
To guarantee the fulfilment of contractual requirements related to weight and quantity of products, our experts can supervise the loading and unloading operations confirming those aspects through draft survey, verification of calibration of port scales and checking the data from port-terminals.
Aiming to provide a complete quality control service to our clients, at OCA GLOBAL we have agreements with a large network of laboratories worldwide. Most of these laboratories are accredited under ISO 17025 standard, providing fast and reliable results for any kind of product.
OCA GLOBAL is accredited under ISO 17020 standard to perform PSI inspections. These inspections allow us to verify the quality and characteristics of your products before its shipment. This helps our clients to mitigate the risk of receiving damaged products, fomenting the early detection of problems, saving time and money to our clients.
Due to this service nature, our PSI can be adapted to each client and product needs, ensuring that the packaging, loading and shipping of product is done as per the agreed terms and specifications.
Verification Of Conformity
OCA GLOBAL is accredited under ISO 17020 standard to perform VOC inspections. The verification of conformity service involves the checking conformity of goods according to national standards or an international equivalent.
Loading and Unloading Supervision
OCA GLOBAL’s inspectors can perform loading and unloading supervision of your products, guaranteeing that the safety and operation procedures are followed all the time, minimizing the risk of damage of your cargo. This is a key activity, saving time and money to our clients by detecting misconduct of suppliers and operators.
Cargo damage survey
OCA GLOBAL inspectors carry out the inspection and appraisal of the damages caused during any of the phases of your logistics chain, both in the cargo and in the means of storage and transport.
Vessel Damage Inspection
OCA GLOBAL inspectors carry out the inspection and appraisal of the damages caused on the vessels, during any of the phases of loading and/or unloading of cargo.
Our experts can appraise damages in both the hull and the machinery of the vessel