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Intermodal Containers

Container Certification & Inspection Services

ABS offers certification services through the ABS Rules for Certification of Cargo Containers and international standards and regulations which allow freight transported in intermodal containers to freely move between multiple modes of transportation including road, rail and ship. ABS provides independent, third-party certification of the structural integrity of cargo containers, including those transporting dangerous goods.  

Additional related certification services offered through the ABS Rules include:

  • Refrigeration machinery certification
  • Corner casting certification
  • Chassis certification

 

Benefits of ABS Certification

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

 

Offshore Containers

ABS offers certification services for offshore containers through the ABS Guide for Certification of Offshore Containers (ABS OC Guide). Certification of an offshore container is often at the request of the owner or operator, but may also be due to safety regulations mandated by local authorities. 

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Container Certification Process

ABS offers certification services for offshore containers, often at the request of the owner or operator or due to safety regulations mandated by local authorities. 

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