All about Container On Hire and Of hire
Container surveyors typically inspect, inspect, and inspect container equipment before or after a company leases a container to ensure that the container is in the desired condition. In most cases, leasing companies instruct surveyors to protect themselves, but container surveying is also important for cargo owners. Imagine your customer wants to ship food! In that case, instruct the surveying company to make sure that the container you want to use is food grade. In general, you can choose from different types of tests, but container surveyors typically offer the following tests:
Container On hire inspection
In this case, the surveyor inspects the containers before the lessee leases some containers to ensure that the containers meet the criteria specified in the lease agreement between the lessor and the lessee. It contains a detailed record of the condition of the initial container, with a particular focus on existing damage and other defects. The surveyor then classifies the container as general cargo, food grade, or other criteria specified by the borrower. For special containers such as refrigerated containers, inspections also include checking refrigerating machines, testing motors for bearing noise and leaks, and requesting download data in all cases.
On-hire benefits include that the container withstands up-to-date maintenance for a reasonable period of time. Having a rental inspection also prevents the borrower from being held liable for any damages incurred prior to delivery of the container. Most importantly, the surveyor checks the suitability of the container to carry a particular piece of cargo. This is important, for example, when moving food.
Container Off hire inspection
After the container is redelivered, an off-hire inspection will be conducted at the lessor’s depot to ensure that the item identified as the lessee’s damage complies with the agreed lease terms and general industry practices. .. The surveyor then documents the results to the customer, including a breakdown of all adjustments. The surveyor will ensure that the proposed repair method is the most economical and that the repair costs are consistent with the local market (in case of damage).
Condition investigation is one basic inspection to record all impacts and other operational damage, and wear. This allows the surveyor to assess whether the container is in good condition to carry the cargo or may be at a reasonable cost. Then you will see the most cost-effective next steps for the container, such as loading, repairing, redelivering to the lender, or empty relocation.
New unit factory inspection
The main purpose of factory inspection is to manufacture the container with the highest quality manufacturing process before starting mass production, to protect the interests of customers and to ensure that the container enjoys the optimum life. In addition, the surveyor ensures that the container is defect-free according to the agreed specifications and is efficiently manufactured to the highest quality standards according to the customer’s delivery timing requirements.
Digital container surveyor
Surveyors are beginning to digitize the services they provide. A good example is Creative Management Concepts (CMC) using the EOS web platform. Equipment Optimization Solutions, Ltd. Developed by (another company with CMC as the largest shareholder), EOS provides online visibility into the research process and makes the research process more efficient by estimating costs, photos and more. Both the customer and the CMC save. EOS is a complete real-time M & R management tool that covers the entire repair cycle, digital documentation of processes, pricing checks, third-party billing, and mobile. An app for surveyors and depot users, as well as extensive reporting capabilities. The platform is already in use by the largest shipping companies such as Maersk Line and Ocean Network Express, as well as smaller carriers such as Seatrade, Marfret, Unifeeder, Transinnica, Chiquita and Talos.