The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), in cooperation with the Economic Commission for Europe, developed a draft convention and in 1972 the finalized Convention was adopted at a conference jointly convened by the United Nations and IMO.
The 1972 Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) has two goals. One is to maintain a high level of safety of human life in the transport and handling of containers by providing generally acceptable test procedures and related strength requirements. The other is to facilitate the international transport of containers by providing uniform international safety regulations, equally applicable to all modes of surface transport. In this way, proliferation of divergent national safety regulations can be avoided.
The requirements of the Convention apply to the great majority of freight containers used internationally, except those designed especially for carriage by air. As it was not intended that all containers or reusable packing boxes should be affected, the scope of the Convention is limited to containers of a prescribed minimum size having corner fittings devices which permit handling, securing or stacking.
What we do
We can attend and certify your Container according to our procedures and the CSC Convention.
How we do it
We provide approval and support for containers in respect of:
- Design & document review
- Inspection of damages, repairs, modifications
- Initial inspections
- Periodical inspections for tank containers
- Special certifications, i.e. one door off, floor test etc.
Our Surveyors approve and certify your container according to our procedures in line with the CSC Convention. Following an attendance, DromonClass issues an Inspection of Freight Containers Certificate to your container that is evidence of compliance.