Onsite Grading in Canada
2013-2014 production of all field crops in Canada is the largest on record, with an estimated 96.6 million tonnes (MT), of which, 39 MT is forecast to be exported this crop year.
Ports across the country are being heavily utilised and on-site sampling, grading and certification serivces are playng a vital part in this business. Canada supplies grain to many diverse markets worldwide, and this has lead to growing demand for increased testing capabilities, with timeliness being of the utmost importance.
Onsite grading services provide immediate results, which allow port terminals to maximise blending opportunities during loading. In turn, it also gives exporters peace of mind that the shipment will meet contractual obligations.
Even though onsite grading in ports is a relatively new service offering in Canada, it has quickly become our most widely used service. We are involved with in excess of 75% of the export market.
With offices in Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Thunder Bay, Centralia and Montreal, SGS is playing a key role in the trade of Canadian grain worldwide. With graders located at the sampling points we are well positioned to supply export certification at all major Port Terminals. We offer a variety of onsite analytical testing services, such as: Wet Gluten, GMO, Falling Number, and Mycotoxin testing, and continue to invest in the latest analytical equipment.
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For more information, please contact:
SGS Canada Inc.
Unit 203, 950 Powell Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, T2G 4W6
t: +1 604 629 1890
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.