Post-Shipment Inspection

Post-shipment inspection/Post-Delivery Inspection (PDI) is to be conducted at the discharge port or at the receiving place and it is a quality control measure undertaken by the importer/receiver to ensure that the goods being received according to quality standards and technical specifications and contractual requirements to minimize the losses or settlement. It mainly focusses on quantity check, defects or damages that might have occurred during transportation or handling. Post shipment inspection may also cover checks for quality, quantity, and compliance with specifications.



of post-shipment inspection

PDI can provide manufacturers and suppliers with important, independent and verifiable information that helps to identify potential problems in advance and that facilitates the resolution of disputes.

Goods received by customers may not comply with all purchase requirements.  Hence, they should be verified for compliance with purchase specifications, quantity, physical condition, marking & labelling etc. if the deficiency of noncompliance is not identified at the time of receipt and corrected if needed, a non-complying product may get into services leading to malfunctioning of failures. Thus, the risk of not conducting a post delivery inspection in terms of safety, economic and environmental risks can be very high. Customers often face challenges of not having adequate and qualified resources to conduct the post delivery inspections.   

Our post-shipment inspection includes

Quality Assurance

The primary purpose of post-shipment inspection is to verify that the goods meet the quality standards specified by the importer/buyer. This includes checking for defects, damages, inconsistencies, and other issues that may affect the quality of the products, and any incident maybe happen during transit or at loading place or real defect from production.


Quantity Verification & Finished Goods quantity

There are three main components: Pricing Accuracy, Verifying the Net Contents of Bulk and Packaged Goods, and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Laws. An inspection reviews several important aspects of a product: workmanship, specifications, quantity, functionality, and safety. Unfortunately, limited budgets, etc. 


Conformance to Specifications

The inspection at the delivery place ensures that the goods conform to the technical specifications, contractual requirements, and standards agreed upon between the buyer and the supplier. 
Risk Analysis: PDI can help to importer to share actual evidence which can help for loss assessment or impose any contractual action for any disputes/rejections.


Documentation and Reporting

We provide detailed reports documenting findings, photographs, measurements, and descriptions of any defects or discrepancies observed during the post-shipment inspection. These reports serve as official records and can be used for compliance, dispute resolution, and decision-making purposes.


Here are the services we provide:

  • Inspection at the receivable Port/factories/warehouse (Assessment of Operations, Assessment of Quality Standards, Tally and quantification)
  • Receiving Supervision at Storage Locations (Ports, Private Warehouses, National Commodity Exchanges and Local Facilities)
  • Quality Assessment at the time of receiving/post-shipment inspection (Commodity Inspection, Sampling & Testing, Tally, Condition of Goods Container, Storage Facility Suitability Assessment)
  • Container/Truck Un-Loading Supervision (Bulk & Bagged Cargo)
Pre-Shipment Inspection

Pre-shipment inspection (PSI) is a quality control measure undertaken by companies to ensure that the goods being shipped meet the required quality standards and technical specifications and contractual requirements. This inspection is typically conducted at the final stage of production, after the goods have been manufactured and are ready to be shipped. Depending on the criticality of the goods, stages on inspection intervention required is determined and agreed upon between all parties involved.

Why quality control and pre-shipment inspection of products is essential - before the products are dispatched from the factory/Mills/Mfg. Units?

  • - It's to avoid recalls and reputational damage
  • - The many other costly impacts of having sub-quality products associated with your company

That's why you can call on the experts at Apave, in particular Baltic Control, our subsidiary specialising in inspection, verification, testing and certification.

Consulting & technical support

Consulting and technical support play a crucial role in project management. It involves planning, advising, conceptualising, and implementing solutions taking into consideration industry expertise and best practices to help organisations to improve the quality and result of the projects they are implementing. 

Apave's technical teams in India are experienced and qualified to guide you through all your projects: from small installations to mega-projects integrated through several phases, from the design phase to the final commissioning phase, while dealing with all the design, engineering, quality, safety, sustainability and environmental aspects of the project.


Organic certification

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and the Ministry of Commerce & Industries, of the Government of India is implementing the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP). The NPOP standards for production and accreditation system have been recognized by the European Commission and Switzerland for unprocessed plant products as equivalent to their country standards. With these recognitions, Indian organic products duly certified by the accredited certification bodies of India are accepted by the importing countries. Certification allows you to use the India Organic logo. The India Organic certification mark certifies that an organic food product conforms to NPOP standards.

Baltic Control® (Baltic Testing India Pvt. Ltd.), our subsidiary in India, can carry out reliable inspection and certification as per National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) standards.



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Why Choose

Apave India ? 

Number 1

Our customer relationship approach

Apave is the right choice for clients who are looking for a trusted company with a solid international reputation. The loyalty and trust of our clients is a testament to our commitment to providing quality services. Apave constantly strives to exceed your expectations in terms of safety and compliance.
Number 2

Our competitive prices

Our teams are committed to responding quickly to your requests by offering quality services at competitive prices. All of our service rates can be adapted to your needs.
Number 3

Our core values

Our group is built on strong values: customer focus, independence, professionalism, and integrity and respect. These values help shape our culture and work environment and ensure that our employees all work towards the same goals. These values are embedded in all of our processes, from staff training to service delivery, ensuring quality services.