International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), 2014 Edition
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.355(92) enter into force on 1 July 2014 and include:
- new definitions at the beginning of annexes I and II, along with consequential amendments to ensure uniform usage of terminology throughout CSC 1972;
- amendments to align all physical dimensions and units to the SI system;
- the introduction of a transitional period for marking containers with restricted stacking capacity, as required under the relevant standard;and
- the inclusion in annex III of the list of deficiencies which do not require an immediate out-of-service decision by the control officer but do require additional safety measures to enable safe ongoing transport.
International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972
Annex I Regulations for the testing, inspection, approval and maintenance of containers. .
Chapter I Regulations common to all systems of approval
Chapter II Regulations for approval of new containers by design type
Chapter III Regulations for approval of new containers by individual approval
Chapter IV Regulations for approval of existing containers and new containers not approved at time of manufacture
Chapter V Regulations for approval of modified containers
Annex II Structural safety requirements and tests .
Annex III Control and verification
Revised recommendations on harmonized interpretation and implementation of the International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972, as amended
Guidelines for development of an approved continuous examination programme (ACEP)