Starting from 1st March 2021, the amendments to the Freight Containers (Safety) Ordinance has entered into force in Hong Kong, implementing the requirements of the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) adopted by the IMO.
The Freight Containers (Safety) Ordinance (Cap. 506) has been amended to implement the requirements of the CSC adopted by the IMO, relating to the manufacture, use and examination of freight containers and the marking and fixing of safety approval plates, the Hong Kong Marine Department (MARDEP) explained in a new Shipping Information Note 7/2021.
The International Convention for Safe Containers (1972) sets out procedures whereby containers used in international transport must be approved for safety by the Administration of a Contracting Party or by an organization acting on its behalf. The Administration, or an organization authorized by it, will then authorize the manufacturer to affix a Safety Approval Plate containing the relevant technical data onto approved containers.
Find further details on the amendment ordinance herebelow: