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

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.

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.

This quality of container can be used in containerized 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

Damage Protection Plan, Full-cover insurance offered by the lessor against damage based on certain general conditions

Refers to "high-cube" containers that are 9 feet 6 inches high (9'6" / 2.8956 meters)

The Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) is the leading trade association of the marine container leasing and chassis provider industry.

IICL Guide for Container Equipment Inpsection

The Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) has revised its inspection criteria and processes for dry van containers, known as "IICL 6", which was implemented on a worldwide basis on 1 August 2016.

IICL 6 is the result of work by the IICL Technical Committee (TC) to update and harmonize several inspection criteria and processes that had developed over recent years. Benefits of the IICL 6 standard include the simplification and efficiency improvement of procedures for container inspections performed at container depots around the world.

Containers are loaded with cargo at the point of origin and then used 'one way' to the delivery location. Upon arrival containers are emptied and then returned according to the delivery instructions.


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