Intertek-LSI Inspections provides independent inspection, sampling, testing and certification services at load and discharge ports globally which assist to protect the quantity and quality value of minerals commodities and reduces commercial risk in the trading environment. Intertek-LSI Inspections is LME listed Sampler and Assayer, based in Zuidland, Netherlands.

Through our daily contacts with traders, warehouses, port authorities and agencies we are always up-to-date with logistic movements and requirements within the Minerals market.

Intertek-LSI Inspections is located in Rotterdam, within easy reach of the ports of Rotterdam, Moerdijk, Amsterdam, Flushing, Antwerp, Ghent, Hamburg, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Nordenham, enabling us to quickly respond to your requirements.

Intertek-LSI Inspections in Zuidland supports all Intertek Minerals Global activities and coordinates all activities in Europe.

Our Laboratory (also based in Rotterdam the Netherlands) is well known for accuracy, service quality and independence on commercial settlement assays.


Intertek-LSI Inspections is a member of the global Intertek network of minerals laboratories, sample preparation facilities and offices in key mining regions and ports. Intertek offers a wide range of minerals services to the mining and minerals exploration industries. Sample preparation services are strategically located or available at client’s projects. Minerals analytical laboratories provide high quality minerals assay and testing services utilizing the latest technology along with proven scientific methods.


Intertek-LSI inspections offers a comprehensive range of services for Metals, Minerals & Ores including:

  • Sampling in full accordance with International Standards
  • Sample preparation
  • Weighing Control
  • Supervision of loading and discharge operations
  • Inspection
  • Tally control
  • Moisture determination
  • Size distribution
  • Gauging of barges
  • Draft survey
  • Full analytical services

Quotations for our services can be quickly obtained by completing the Inquiry form or follow the links.


Intertek-LSI inspectors are mineral experts with years of industry experience to provide rapid and reliable mineral testing and inspection services.

  • Minerals sample preparation expertise:
    Standard Mineral Sample Preparation (dry, crush, split and pulverize)
  • Core Cutting
  • Compositing
  • Particle Size Analysis
  • Secure Sample Storage and Management
  • Mineral Sample Preparation

Ores and Commodities:

  • Ores and High Grade Materials
  • Base Metals
  • Iron Ore
  • Aluminum Ore
  • Chromite Ore
  • Nickel Laterite Ore
  • Manganese Ore
  • Rare Earth Elements
  • Industrial Minerals
  • Refractory Minerals

Alloys, Metals and Commodities:

  • Arsenic
  • Beryllium
  • Bismuth
  • Calcium
  • Cadmium
  • Catalyst
  • Cerium
  • Cobalt
  • Chromium
  • Ferro Chrome
  • Mercury
  • Holmium
  • Indium
  • Iridium
  • Lanthanum
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Ferro Manganese
  • Silicon Metal
  • Roasted Molybdenum Concentrates
  • Molybdenum
  • Ferro Niobium
  • Niobium
  • Rhenium
  • Ammonium Perrhenate
  • Rhodium
  • Antimony
  • Silicon
  • Ferro Silicon
  • Samarium
  • Strontium
  • Tantalum
  • Terbium
  • Tellurium
  • Ferro Titanium
  • Titanium Sponge
  • Thallium
  • Thulium
  • Ferro Vanadium
  • Vanadium Pentoxide
  • Ferro Tungsten
  • Tungsten

Marine inspections:

  • Independent Draft Surveys (for Certification)
  • Hold Cargo Cleanliness Inspections
  • Cargo Loading/Unloading, Supervision.
  • On and Off Hire Surveys
  • Mineral cargo inspection services

Mineral Ore Bulk Commodities:

  • Commodities include; Iron Ore, Manganese Ore, Chrome Ore, Coal and Coke, Ferro Alloys, Steel Products, Ferrous and Nonferrous Scrap and Metallurgical Products
  • Sampling to International (ISO) Standards and other National Standards according to the Client’s Requirements
  • Joint Inspection with other Inspection Organizations or Independent Inspection
  • Weighing Supervision
  • Sample Preparation
  • Independent Physical Testing and Chemical Analysis for Certification
    - Size Determination
    - Moisture Testing
  • Ores and Concentrates
    - Shipment and Umpire Analysis for Commercial Settlement
    - Iron Ore, Nickel Laterite, Aluminum Ore (Bauxite), Chromite Ore, Manganese Ore.

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Our Sample Preparation is a vital stage in the process of analytical testing.

The purpose of sample preparation is to produce a homogeneous sub-sample, submitting a representative sample to the laboratory. Correct preparation is critical to obtain meaningful analytical results. The selection of the specific sample preparation procedures depends on the type and size of the sample, the mineralogy as well as the client's analytical and budgetary requirements.

For more detailed information, please contact our office to discuss the most suitable options for your requirements.


Intertek-LSI offers the following services on Solid Fuels:

  • Sampling in full accordance with International Standards
  • Supervision of loading and discharge operations
  • Sample preparation
  • Moisture determination
  • Size distribution
  • Temperature control
  • Volume measurements
  • Gauging of barges
  • Draft survey

Get a quotation for our services by completing the inquiry form on our contact page