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Container Inspector

Container Inspector Definition:

A container inspector is a qualified, licensed, and trained party, individual, or company that inspects a container to ensure it handles the cargo correctly, safely loads onto the ship, complies with quality standards and regulations, and safely transports it.

Container inspectors maintain and enhance integrity, safety, and compliance with the set laws in the supply chain. They also ensure the containers picked suit the goods or cargo being shipped. They mainly check the container's structural integrity, examine door, floor, and roof conditions, and ensure proper latching mechanisms. Most container inspectors are based on inspection companies that determine if containers are suitable for transporting cargo.

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