Approval & Examination
of Containers (all types) | Bureau Veritas
Solutions in all aspects of "container management"
In a global market environment, owners and manufacturers of containers are faced with a multitude of national and international requirements, standards and specifications for safety. The verification of compliance with safety and quality requirements is carried out by independent inspection companies with extensive know-how and a high degree of flexibility.
WHAT IS CONTAINER CERTIFICATION?
In order to increase safety during the handling, stacking and transport of containers by sea, road and rail, minimum technical requirements have been laid down in the "International Convention for Safe Containers" (CSC) and in various other requirements. For owners and manufacturers of tank containers, the relevant regulations for the transport of dangerous goods must also be observed. The effective implementation of the requirements is regularly checked by independent inspection companies. Bureau Veritas' range of services covers the entire product life cycle of your equipment:
- Certification of new buildings according to CSC, ADR, RID, IMDG and TPED
- Periodic inspections (5-year inspection and 2.5-year inspection (intermediate inspection)
- Inspection before rental (on-hire) and after rental (off-hire)
- Inspection before repair (pre-repair) and after repair (post-repair)
- Checking cleanliness
- special tests for repairs or conversions
- electronic data and document transfer
Bureau Veritas has the necessary expertise and presence internationally to enable you to meet your requirements in a targeted and cost-conscious manner.
Bureau Veritas is the recognised market leader in the field of periodic inspections of tank containers.
Thanks to our global network of 900 offices in more than 140 countries, we are able to provide certification without delay anywhere in the world.
The specialization of our experts enables a better assessment of your business processes and thus a professional certification service contributes to their optimization.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CSC APPROVAL & TESTING (FAQ)
WHICH INSPECTION PERIODS APPLY TO TANK CONTAINERS?
Tank-containers approved on the basis of ADR/IMDG must undergo an intermediate inspection every 2.5 years and a periodic inspection at least every 5 years