Our Services – Inspection

Shipper Owned Container uses only licensed third-party maritime shipping inspection firms in Houston. This assures our clients of complete objectivity in this process and that they will get a quality container every time.

International Convention for Safe Containers

The International Maritime Organization, in conjunction with other parties, established the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) in 1972. This convention created several important provisions including uniform international safety regulations and a requirement for all shipping containers to display a CSC plate. The CSC plate contains a variety of information including weight capacity, stacking capabilities, dimensions, and date of manufacture.

What Does a CSC Survey Cover?

The survey is performed by a licensed maritime inspector. There is a sticker placed on the CSC plate at the time of inspection; it will have an expiration date on it. It states 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.

Our goal is to provide our clients with Houston containers that meet the unique needs of their business, while also providing exceptional customer service. To ensure that your cargo reaches its destination safely and in a timely manner, we provide inspection services to guarantee each container meets shipping regulations and standards. We offer inspection services from an IICL certified maritime equipment inspection service. There is an additional fee for this service. We also inspect terminal conditions, monitor local and overseas political changes and custom procedures, and calculate any delays or congestion in traffic to establish when your container will arrive at its new location.

Contact us to learn more about our Houston containers and shipping inspections, or to schedule an appointment.