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Shipping Container Lock Box useful industry terminology
Automatic Continuous Examination Programme

This condition should alert the buyer that there might be damage to the container that could be expensive to repair.

CW / Cargo Worthy:
This quality of container can be used in containerised export shipments. Cargo worthy containers must meet standards of structural strength and be wind and
water tight. Containers meeting IICL 5 standards generally are of a better quality than containers showing as just cargo worthy

International Convention for Safe Containers (1972), the international agreement for maintaining containers in safe condition, and of the Harmonized Interpretation
of the CSC with the International Maritime Organization

CSC Plate:
Approval of individual containers may be granted where the Administration, after examination and witnessing of tests, is satisfied that the container meets the
requirements of the present Convention; the Administration, when so satisfied, shall notify the applicant in writing of approval and this notification shall entitle him
to affix the Safety Approval Plate to such container. Certified inspectors can be sourced at

DV / Dry Van:
Standard containers simply called Dry Van.

FR or F/R:
Flat Rack Container

Free on truck.

HC / High-Cube / Hi-Cube:
Refers to "high-cube" containers that are 9 feet 6 inches high (9'6" / 2.8956 meters)

International Maritime Organisation

International Organization for Standardisation

International Chamber of Shipping

Institute of International Container Leasers

IICL Guide for Container Equipment Inspection

Maximum Gross Weight

OT or O/T:
Open Top Container

Open Side (curtain side) Container

Periodic Examination System

One Trip:
These are new containers that have had one load shipped in them. By allowing a shipper to use the container for a single load, the cost to position a new
container into any country is reduced significantly. These savings are passed on to the end user.

SOC is a Shippers Own Container i.e. you as the shipper own the container rather than using one of the shipping company's containers. Very important that the
Shipping Container is CSC plated. See our website

WWT or Wind / Water Tight:
This conditional information indicates that the container is dry and suitable for storage. Regrettably, some sellers are using temporary repair methods in order to
state that the container is "wind and water tight". Be sure to ask about their methods before you purchase many people end up with sub-standard Shipping

Used containers are normally sold without a warranty. The best protection for a buyer is to purchase containers from a reputable supplier. Shipping Container
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