Container supervision ensures efficient transportation of the most important vehicles used in transportation activities.
Containers, which are among the crucial transportation tools today, are among the most efficient transportation methods. The dimensions of the containers are adjusted according to standard sizes all over the world. Containers have to be produced according to these standards, and they can also carry loads of different characteristics. Containers are closed after loading and loaded onto ships, trucks and cargo planes. In other words, it is used efficiently as a delivery vehicle in this way. The first container use started when England needed it in the mining sector. In the early 1800s, wagon containers resembling containers were used in coal mines. Coals extracted from the mine were transported in containers and loaded directly onto the ships. In 1830, containers started to be used for other loads in ships and railway transportation.
Closed containers were seen as dates back to the 20th century. Container sizes were also standardized again in the 20th century. The whole world has accepted the standards set by England.
Container Standards in Container Supervision
Container supervision service is provided to ensure fast results in shipment operations and also to be safe. Considering these issues, standards have been set for containers. These standards are accepted both in European countries and in America.
These standards are as follows:
- R-668 identification: It means standard formation in dimensions and criteria. (1968 year)
- R-790 identification: Marking marks are provided. (1968 year)
- R-1161 identification: Container corner assembly standards are determined. (1970 year)
- R-1897 identification: Minimum internal dimensions have been set for general purpose transport operations. (1970 year)
As a result of the recognition of these standards, there are container types with five different sizes. The sizes of these container standards are used worldwide in this way:
- 20 Feet (Approximately 6.1 meters)
- 40 Feet (Approximately 12.2 meters)
- 45 Feet (Approximately 13.7 meters)
- 48 Feet (Approximately 14.6 meters)
- 53 Feet (Approximately 16.2 meters)
The supervision of containers is among the essential services provided by the standards of international supervision organizations.
Container Supervision Services
CSC zone can be requested for containers within the scope of container supervision services. For this, this is among the services of supervision organizations. CSC certification service (Convention for Safe Containers) is implemented in international trade within the contract’s scope.
It is the body of documents that confirm and prove that the carrier frames are safe. Containers go through CSC control every 2.5 years in this context. If not passed, CSC documents will not be valid. The services provided within the scope of container supervision services are as follows:
- CSC control services
- Damage assessment services
- Cleaning control services
As a result of the widespread use of containers, the buyer and seller need to verify the containers’ quality. As a result, the product in it must be delivered to the other party without any problems.