Freight Containers Certification

When exporting or importing goods, achieve safety and compliance of your containers

 

During the 1970s container shipping expanded dramatically and ports were established in every continent in the world. This was the beginning of the expansion that made container shipping the backbone of global trade.


Today there are container ports all over the world whether countries manufacture goods for export or import goods from other countries.


 When transporting goods, it is essential that containers, their material and components, respect several rules.

 A first edition of the rules for the certification and inspection of containers was published by Bureau Veritas in 1968 (NI 140) and since has been updated several times. The Rules, formulated with aid of the industry, laid down the basis requirements for the construction of containers intended for the intermodal transport of goods.


The Rules also defined the applicable requirements for the approval of new containers by design type and for the survey of individual production units.


Responding to the needs of the industry, Bureau Veritas has constantly monitored the changes and new developments in view of deciding on their incorporation to this guide.


The present edition incorporates most of the requests from the intermodal container industry, and of the container owners, shipping lines and leasing companies.


With Bureau Veritas, our experts guide you through the complexity of the certification process. Quicklyobtain the statutory certification of new series of freight containers  with a cost-efficient process


 We offer statutory & voluntary  services for new and in service containers (boxes or reefers). 

  • Factory Approval
  • Design Type Approval (including design review & type testing )
  • Survey of the production units
  • Owner acceptance services
  • Periodic inspection according to CSC (every 30 months)
  • The Approval of a Continuous Examination Program of Containers (ACEP)
  •  On-hire inspection


Download the Guide for Certification of freight containers.

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