Container Structural Serviceability Inspections

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National Cargo Bureau, Inc. is regularly appointed by various clients to conduct inspections of empty containers to ascertain their structural serviceability for specific cargoes. These inspections are normally conducted for explosives cargo prior to packing into the container. However, inspections can be conducted for any type of cargo. This service is offered with respect to carriage by vessel.

Services can be performed both physically on-site or remotely. In order to find out more information about remote inspections please click here.

These inspections may be based upon:

  • 49CFR176.172 Structural Serviceability of freight containers and vehicles carrying Class 1 (explosive) materials on ships.
  • IMDG 7.1.2 Definition of Class 1 Structural Serviceability.
  • MIL-STD-3037 Inspection Criteria for International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Containers and DOD Standard Family of ISO Shelters.
  • IICL Guidelines (for Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Cargoes).
  • CSC 138 Convention on Safe Containers Circular 138 Guidance for serious structural deficiencies.

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