Any container used for international shipments must have a safety approval plate or “CSC plate”. CSC is an abbreviation of the Container Security Convention.
To avoid damage during transport, the container should be inspected before and after packaging.
Inspection before packing
Outside the container:
- There are no cracks or holes in the walls or on the roof of the container.
- Make sure the doors are working properly.
- No adhesive labels from the previous shipment.
- For flat rack containers: supports, availability and serviceability. For 40 feet: the presence of mounting belts.
Inside the container:
1. The container must be airtight. Test method: close the container and look for a place of incoming light.
2. The container must be completely dry. (It is necessary to wipe condensate or frost to avoid corrosion and moisture inside the container).
3. The container must be clean, free of residual cargo and have a neutral smell.
4. There should be no nails or other protruding parts inside that may damage the load.
Inspection after packaging
- The container is packed appropriately to withstand the expected loads.
- A copy of the packing list is placed in an accessible place inside the container.
- If wood is used as a packaging material, etc. materials, then under certain circumstances, you must comply with the quarantine regulations of the country of destination and the phytosanitary certificate that the wood has been processed.
- The doors and, if applicable, the roof covers are carefully closed.
- Valves are secured with metal and other seals in order to reduce the risk of theft.
- Old adhesive labels must be removed.