Periodic Inspections

Container Certification & Inspection Services

ABS offers inspection services to existing containers certified to efficiently trade within various modes of transport.  Typically a container is inspected and certified as an Intermodal container in order to operate between ship to rail to road or as an Offshore Container to operate between dock to ship to offshore facility.  The in-service inspection is often referred to as an 2.5 or 5 year periodic inspection and the inspection is required to maintain the initial certifications provided during manufacture.  

Container Certification & Inspection Services

ABS has been involved in the standardization and certification of the intermodal container since its inception. Drawing on experience gained in setting technical standards for the maritime industry, ABS has developed Rules in accordance with industry regulations and recognized standards including those from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), United Nations (UN) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Those who choose ABS as their service provider will enjoy many benefits such as:

  • Worldwide inspection staff located in nearly 200 offices in 70 countries.
  • One-stop certification to the applicable regulations, codes or standards necessary for the worldwide operation of containers
  • Verification of the container’s structural integrity in compliance to applicable Rules and regulations
  • Reduces cargo handling
  • Improves security
  • Reduces damage and loss
  • Indication of due diligence and recognized by underwriters and financial institutions, as required, in lease or financial transactions

Container Certification Firm (CCF)

ABS has entered strategic collaborations with the below inspection firms in order to offer tailored periodic inspection services with the needed accreditations in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

ABS Approved Certification Firms

 

Contact the Global Container Department