Please note, container that is used for international transport MUST have a valid safety approval or CSC plate. CSC stands for : Conatiner Safety Convention.

To prevent damage in transit, containers should be properly inspected BEFORE and AFTER the packing. MELL auditor should do the following:

Date and Time of inspection
Container Number
Outside Container

Container in good clean condition, if no or in doubt please take pictures

No holes or cracks in walls or roof

Doors operate properly

Closing devices operate correctly

Door handles / Hinges in good condition

No Dg stickers or placards on the containers

Take Pictures of container externals

Inside Container

Container is water tight. Test method: enter container, close both doors tightly and look for incoming light (e.g. Through racks, holes, door gaskets etc.)

Container Interior is absolutely dry (wipe up any condensation or white frost to avoid corrosion and moisture damage of the cargo)

Container is clean, free of cargo residues and neutral in odour

No nails or other protrusions which could damage the cargo

No oil stains / floorboard markings

Floorboard / Structural damages

Take picture of container internally


Container is packed & secured appropriately to sustain the cargo transit

Take picture of cargo packing

Doors closed and sealed securely

Old DG or adhesive labels have been removed

No structural damages after packing eg, floorboards or container walls etc

Take picture of sealed container


Container has been inspected by MELL AU representative. Any repairs or quotes will be uploaded in UNIREPAIR / UNIREMOTE in due course.

Date & Time inspection was completed
Auditors Signature
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.