Since several years RC Inspection Group companies have been involved in Pre-Shipment Inspections (PSI) and Vanning Survey.
Pre-Shipment Inspections (PSI) generally include physical inspection for the purpose of verifying that the goods correspond to the documents provided in respect of: goods description, quantity and specification and the import regulations of the importing country (e.g. labelling, health, safety, etc.).
The physical inspection is carried out in the Country of exportation/supply of the goods and, whenever possible, in the manufacturer’s or supplier’s premises. Inspection of bulk cargoes is usually undertaken at time of loading of the ocean vessel. Occasionally, it may be necessary to carry out inspections during production or witness tests at the manufacturer’s premises.
In addition, RC Inspection Group companies regularly survey the stowage and securing of irregular cargo on flat-rack containers and dangerous or hazardous goods inside containers according to the IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) code. These surveys are carried out in order to ensure the safety of the goods and its handling personnel, during transportation by sea, rail or road.
In such instances, supervision of vanning operations of each container is required and a vanning report is typically issued following the survey.
Vanning Survey Certificate includes:
1. Cargo is packed in accordance with the IMDG Code
2. Packing is air tight and intact
3. Temperature of cargo is not exceeding ambient temperature by more than 5 degrees Celsius
4. Packaging and interior atmosphere is clean and odourless, no presence of fumes or smoke and furthermore including the below information
5. Total number and size of containers according to packing list
6. Container numbers, Dangerous goods labels and Tags
7. Seal numbers of respective container numbers
8. Date of vanning of each container
9. Photos of each container in empty condition, 25% loaded, 50% loaded, 75% loaded and 100% loaded. As well from lasing and securing.