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.


of pre-shipment inspection

Customers expect the goods delivered to them shall be in complete compliance with the purchase specifications w.r.t. technical requirements, workmanship, ordered quantity in good physical condition. Customers often end up receiving short quantity, items damaged during transit, wrong labels, inadequate documentation, and technically non-complying products, leading to prolonged plant shutdown, huge time lost in rework.

  • Cost of Inspection reduced (Indirectly reduced overall overhead cost of Product)
  • Enhance the Timely Delivery of Products
  • Enhance the Product Quality Consistency
  • Reduce the chance of Rejection of products as end-user
  • Meets the supply chain requirement
  • On-time Delivery

Our pre-shipment inspection include

Quality Assurance

The primary purpose of PSI is to verify that the goods meet the quality standards specified by the buyer. This includes checking for defects, damages, inconsistencies, and other issues that may affect the quality of the products.


Conformance to Specifications

The inspection ensures that the goods conform to the technical specifications, contractual requirements, and standards agreed upon between the buyer and the supplier. This may include product specifications, packaging requirements, labelling, quantity, and other relevant criteria as per the contract.


Risk Mitigation

PSI helps to mitigate risks associated with receiving substandard or defective goods. By identifying and addressing issues before shipment, both the buyer and the supplier can avoid potential disputes, rejections, and costly returns.


Documentation and Reporting

We provide detailed reports documenting findings, photographs, measurements, and descriptions of any defects or discrepancies observed during the 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 load port/factories/warehouse (Assessment of Operations, Assessment of Quality Standards in place, Assessment of Movement of Goods)
  • Inspection/Loading Supervision at Storage Locations (Ports, Private Warehouses, National Commodity Exchanges and Local Facilities)
  • Quality Assessment at the time of pre-shipment inspection (Commodity Inspection, Sampling & Testing, Tally, Condition of Goods Container, Storage Facility Suitability Assessment)
  • Container/Truck Loading Supervision (Bulk & Bagged Cargo)
  • Correctness of marking & Labeling
  • Confirmation of quantity of goods
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.


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.



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.


Contact us

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any information or quotation you may require.

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.