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Intermodal container inspection checklist

Use this intermodal container inspection checklist to maximize the utilization of intermodal containers during their life cycle through the 7-point visual inspection technique. After specifying the shipper and country of origin, check all 7 points of the intermodal container and complete the inspection with a digital signature. This intermodal container inspection checklist has been designed to make it easier for inspectors to ensure that the intermodal container is structurally sound, weather-tight, has no false compartments, and contains no hidden materials.

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Intermodal container inspection checklist

Intermodal Container Inspection Checklist

Container Number
CSC Plate

Undercarriage

Are support beams visible?

Doors

Are there no loose bolts, plates or repairs?
Is the locking mechanism in good working condition?

Right Side (Interior & Exterior)

Are there no unusual repairs to structural beams?
Are there no clear signs of false walls or hidden compartments?

Front Wall

Are blocks and vents visible?
Is there no hollow sound heard when tapped with a tool?

Left Side (Interior & Exterior)

Are there no unusual repairs to structural beams?
Are there no clear signs of false walls or hidden compartments?

Floor

Does the floor appear flat?
Are there no hidden articles?
Is there only one-floor height within the container?

Roof

Is there no leak?
Are there no clear signs of abnormalities to conceal hidden compartments?

Sign off

I have visually verified to the best of my ability the condition of the container as noted above and found that the container is structurally sound, weather tight, has no false compartments, contains no un-manifested material and the locking mechanisms are in good order.
Additional Observations
Name & Signature of Inspector
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The importance of an intermodal container inspection checklist


An intermodal container inspection checklist is a standardized document that holds great significance in ensuring the safe and efficient handling of intermodal containers during transportation and storage.


The checklist serves as a comprehensive guide for inspectors, outlining critical tasks and inspections to be carried out before, during, and after the handling of intermodal containers.


One of the primary purposes of the checklist is to ensure the structural integrity of the container. Inspections cover aspects such as checking for any damages, corrosion, or structural weaknesses that could compromise the container's safety during transportation.


Additionally, the intermodal container inspection checklist addresses safety measures related to container handling equipment, such as checking the functionality of latches, locks, and securing devices. It also includes verifying the accuracy and completeness of container documentation, including seals, labels, and markings.


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