Flat Rack Securing Inspections

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Product Overview

At the request of various clients, National Cargo Bureau, Inc. conducts Flat Rack Securing Inspections in accordance with regulations, recommendations and client requirements.

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 include:

  • Inspecting the Flat Rack for suitability to load on board a vessel including CSC Plate data and a valid equipment inspection date.
  • Measuring the cargo and determining out of gauge dimensions.
  • Evaluating the blocking, bracing, and bedding for cargo securing and weight distribution.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the number and strength of the lashing materials.

Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code) Rule of Thumb methodology may be used to ensure that cargo on flat racks is suitably secured to be loaded to any position on board the vessel.

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