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Fertilizers pose one of the biggest challenges for cargo inspectors. Fertilizers are exposed to many of the same hazards as are other bulk commodities shipped over long distances. However, fertilizer's physical properties make them much more sensitive to risks such as caking, compaction, and foreign contamination. The bulk handling and spreading techniques used require that fertilizers maintain their free-flowing nature. As a result, special care must be taken to ensure fertilizer cargos are not exposed to conditions that will deteriorate the product quality. With our extensive experience with services Intertek can provide you assistance with services including but not limited to:. Weight and quantity verification. Draft surveys. Cargo tally verification. Sampling & Testing. Hold and hatch inspections. On hires and off hires.