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Container Inspection

Cleveland Containers offer a detailed Container Inspection Service CSC. (Container Safety Convention) To ensure the container is safe for shipping and properly certified.

External Container Inspection Ensures:

  • No holes or cracks in walls or roof.
  • Doors operate properly.
  • Closing devices operate properly.
  • No adhesive labels from the previous cargo, e.g. IMO placards.
  • For flatracks: stanchions (if ordered) are complete and correctly fitted. For 40' flatracks: all lashing belts are present.
  • For open-top containers: roof bows are complete and correctly fitted.
  • For open-top containers: tarpaulins are undamaged and fit properly; ends of ropes are undamaged; all roof eyes are present.
  • For hard-top containers: roof is undamaged, roof locking mechanism fits and operates correctly.

Internal Container Inspection:

  • Container is watertight. Test method: enter container, close both doors securely and check for incoming light e.g. through cracks, holes, door gaskets etc.
  • Container interior is absolutely dry. (Clear any condensation or white frost in order to avoid corrosion and moisture damage to the cargo.)
  • Container is clean, free of cargo residues and neutral in odour.
  • No nails or other protrusions which could damage the cargo