What is a CONTAINER LOADING INSPECTION?
A Container Loading Inspection is usually performed at the supplier´s factory or warehouse, but can also take place at the freight forwarder´s warehouse, at the co loaders warehouse, and sometimes even at public and bonded warehouses.
The inspection is performed seeking to ensure the correct and gentle handling of the cargo to avoid any damage to it, and verify the right products and quantity is being loaded into the shipping containers in order to confirm that the cargo complies with Invoice, Packing List and with the normativity of the country of destination.
This quality control inspection usually takes place at the factory as cargo is being loaded into the shipping container. The inspection and supervision process includes a condition evaluation of the shipping container, verification of product information, quantities loaded, packaging compliance, and overall supervision of the loading process.
Process of container loading inspection
Any container loading supervision starts with a container inspection. If the container is in good shape and the goods are to 100% packaged the loading inspection proceeds. The inspector verifies that the correct goods were packaged and that all of the client’s specifications were met. While the loading of the container commences will the inspector verifies that the correct quantity of product is being loaded. Our inspector will continuously monitor the container stuffing to ensure the products will be handled with care. After all the goods are loaded, the inspector seals the container with the client’s seal and with our own seal. Lastly, an inspection report documenting the inspection and loading of the products will be issued.
- A record of weather conditions, the arrival time of container, record of the container and truck number
- Full container inspection and evaluation to assess any damage, interior moisture, perforations, and smell test to detect mold or rot
- Confirm the quantity of goods and condition of the shipping cartons
- Random selection of sample cartons to verify the packaged products in the shipping cartons
- Supervise the loading process to ensure proper handling, minimize breakage, and maximize space utilization
- Record the seal numbers and departure time of container
What are the benefits?
There are many benefits to a Container Loading Inspection, every importer has different reasons for what they can get out of it, whether because you need to enforce the correct and proper handling of fragile merchandise, or to avoid unpleasant surprises upon its arrival, nobody wants to see their products wrecked by humidity.
Others have obtained major control on their supply chain by keeping track of the exact amount in their inventories, from the moment the goods were shipped until the they arrived at their warehouse, reducing considerably ant theft.
Some others have improved their delivery schedule by saving time and money, some countries like Mexico demand a re-inspection of the cargo at customs in the port of destination, this means waiting for the authorities to assign an “appointment” for doing it, space at the port, crane maneuvers, and delay penalties with the shipping line and your customers may be implied, not to mention penalties and fines for wrong labeling and misleading tax declarations.
Globex Asia Inspections offers Container Loading Inspection in China
We are always looking to provide added value to our customers´ supply chain management strategies, and we are never too comfortable with what we have achieved.
We not just only perform inspections, we tailor fit our services and train our inspectors so we can enforce and execute your specific instructions and needs as if it was you at the factory.
Make your container loading inspection booking here, or if you would like to learn more of our services get in touch with us.