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Cotecna Metals and Minerals

Metals & Minerals Inspection

On-the-spot independent inspection services for coal, ores, concentrates, other minerals, ferrous and non-ferrous metals and scrap, help safeguard our clients’ interests. Services include:


  • Pre-shipment quality control at mine heads
  • Vessel hatch and hold inspection
  • Supervision and inspection of vessel at loading and discharge, including transhipments
  • Weight determination (weigh bridges, draft surveys or belt weigh scales) and certification
  • Sampling, sample preparation
  • Testing and analysis (chemical properties, moisture determination, transportable moisture limit, flow moisture point, size distribution, granulometry)


  • Chemical and mechanical testing
  • Size verification 
  • Packing and marking
  • Tally (number of bundles per type and size)
  • Weight
  • Loading inspection
  • Visual control (rust, surface condition) and report on condition


For further information please contact:

Cotecna Trade Services SA
58, rue de la Terrassière
P.O. Box 6155
1207 Geneva / Switzerland
Tel. +41 (22) 849 69 00
Fax +41 (22) 849 69 49
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Calle 98 71-91
Oficinas 914/15
Centro Empresarial Pontevedra
Bogotá D.C- Colombia

+57 1 7427655
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