International Convention for Safe Containers
In 1972 the International Maritime Organization, working with other parties, established the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC). Among other things, the 1972 Convention provides “uniform international safety regulations” and requires all containers to include a CSC plate. The CSC plate includes information that date of manufacture, dimensions, weight capacity, and stacking capabilities.
What Does a CSC Survey Cover?
The survey is simply a trained inspector confirming that the container is up to the standards listed on the CSC plate. The completed survey is then passed to your shipping company to confirm that the SOC (shipper owned container) is up to the safety standards required for stacking on a ship. Please Note: tkc Consulting does not assist with exports, and recommend that you arrange for shipment first, and then order your container about a week before you plan on picking it up.