IMO e-Reader KB282E International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), 2012 Edition
The International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), 1972, has two goals: to maintain a high level of safety in the transport and handling of containers by providing generally acceptable test procedures and strength requirements, and to facilitate the international transport of containers by providing uniform international safety regulations. The Convention applies to the great majority of freight containers used internationally, except those designed specifically for carriage by air.
The International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972 (CSC 1972) has two goals:
• to maintain a high level of safety of human life in the transport and handling of containers by providing acceptable test procedures and related strength requirements; and
• to provide uniform international safety regulations, equally applicable to all modes of surface transport, thereby avoiding the proliferation of divergent national regulations.
The amendments to CSC 1972 adopted by resolution MSC.310(88) entered into force on 1 January 2012 and include:
• new specifications regarding Safety Approval Plates, describing the validity of, and elements to be included in, approved examination programmes;
• a new test for containers being approved for operation with one door removed; and
• the addition of a new annex III on control and verification, which provides authorized officers with measures to assess the integrity of structurally sensitive components of containers and to decide whether a container is safe to continue in transportation.