The loading capacity of sea containers is documented via the so-called CSC acceptance or its sticker on the container. The validity of the badge is limited, but can be extended depending on the condition of the container and any necessary repairs.
A new shipping container will be provided with a 5 years valid CSC badge after fabrication. That depending on how long the containers are valid for sale or delivery in the depots 4–5 years. If you wish the container to expire, if it is modified externally or structurally, you may lose the CSC validity of these containers.
In order to be able to extend a CSC badge, it is necessary to inspect approved test centers / examiners. Although an inspection can be carried out on-site, the inspector must have free access to the container (= empty container), as well as the opportunity to look at the container from below (= raising the container by the customer with suitable means). However, should CSC extension not be possible without repair, it must be e.g. be repaired and re-tested in the container terminal BASEL.
In a successful test, the CSC badge is usually extended for about 1–2 years depending on the age and condition of the container.
In co-operation with our partners in the depots, we can have the condition of your container inspected, make any repairs or extend the CSC badge depending on the condition of the container.
- Sea container
- 20 ‘container
— 40 ‘container
— 45 ‘container
- On-site pick-up
— Crane loading
— Transport to the inspection depot / terminal
— Repair proposal
— CSC exam / extension (if still possible)