Offshore containers

Containers which are transported internationally by sea or by rail must comply with an extensive range of requirements in order to guarantee the safety of everyone. There are two laws with which every offshore container must comply:

CSC stands for international Convention for Safe Containers, which is an international agreement that applies to new and current containers which are used during international transport. The agreement has been laid down for a number of reasons:

  • Maintaining a high degree of safety for persons when handling, stacking and transporting containers
  • Facilitating international container transport
  • Establishing common international safety requirements

As a result it was decided to draw up international requirements regarding containers in order to guarantee the above-mentioned reasons. (Source: )

We can take care that both your new/modified containers and your current containers comply with the CSC legislation.

New/modified container:
It requires much effort to produce a new container or modify a current container. A container must comply with a number of requirements according to the CSC agreement. This can be proved by carrying out various test procedures according to NEN-ISO 1496. The tests that are prescribed by this standard include:

  • Stacking test
  • Lifting top corner fittings
  • Lifting bottom corner fittings
  • Restraint (longitudinal)
  • Strength of end walls
  • Strength of side walls
  • Roof strength
  • Floor strength
  • Rigidity (transverse)
  • Rigidity (longitudinal)
  • Lifting fork-lift pockets

We can carry out all these tests for you, so that you will always comply with the requirements.

Current container:
If your container already underwent a CSC inspection during its production, this will be valid for a maximum period of 5 years. After this period the CSC legislation stipulates the following:

The time lapse from the date of manufacture until the date of the first inspection must not exceed five years. Subsequent checks of new containers and rechecks of current containers should be made at intervals not exceeding 30 months. During all inspections it must be checked whether the container has defects that could endanger a person. (Source: stipulation 2;d , )

We can carry out this inspection for you on location, so that your container will always comply with the international CSC legislation.