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Information Regarding U.S. and International Standards for Container Stowage and Cargo Operations

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  • Approved Continuous Examination Programs (ACEP)

  • IMO Guidelines for Development of an Approved Continuous Examination Program

    U.S. Coast Guard Guidelines for the Development of Approved Continuous Examination Programs

    IMO List of United States Recognized Designated Approval Authorities

    List of U.S. Coast Guard Approved Continuous Examination Programs

  • Container Weight Verification

  • IMO Guidelines Regarding the Verified Gross Mass of a Container Carrying Cargo

  • International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972 (CSC Code)

  • Resolution MSC.355(92), Amendments to the International Convention for Safe Containers, adopted June 21, 2013

    Revised Recommendations on Harmonized Interpretation and Implementation of the CSC Code (CSC.1/Circ. 138/Rev.1), adopted June 21, 2013

  • Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code)

  • Resolution A.714(17), Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing, adopted November 6, 1991

    Amendments to the CSS Code (MSC.1/Circ. 1352/Rev.1), adopted December 15, 2014

    Revised Guidelines for the Preparation of the Cargo Securing Manual (MSC.1/Circ. 1353), adopted June 30, 2010

    Resolution A.533(13), Amendments to the Elements to Be Taken Into Account When Considering the Safe Stowage and Securing of Cargo Units and Vehicle Ships (MSC.1/Circ. 1354), adopted June 30, 2010

    Resolution A.581(14), Amendments to the Guidelines for Securing Arrangements for the Transport of Road Vehicles on RO-RO Ships (MSC.1/Circ. 1355), adopted June 30, 2010

  • Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code)

  • Illustrations of Segregation of Cargo Transport Units On Board Container and Ro-Ro Ships (MSC.1/Circ. 1440), adopted June 1, 2012

    IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (MSC.1/Circ. 1497), adopted December 16, 2014

    Informative Material Related to the IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing Of Cargo Transport Units (MSC.1/Circ. 1498), adopted December 16, 2014

     

     

     

    Contact the Vessel and Facility Operating Standards Division:

     

    Commandant (CG-OES-2)
    ATTN (Job Title/Function/Office)
    U.S. Coast Guard
    2703 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
    Washington DC 20593-7509
    Tel: 202-372-1401

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