You can survey all the containers you move on xChange. In every request you send or have received, you can request the containers to be surveyed. Just find the slider in the bottom of every request. xChange will then take over the process and contact a surveyor in the corresponding location. Our surveying service has global coverage.
You can choose from different surveying procedures on different price points. See below for details.
- CONDITION: This is typically used to verify whether the container(s) meet(s) a required standard and details any issues. It can also determine the most cost-effective next step for the container (i.e. loading with cargo, repair, redelivery to the lessor, empty positioning, disposal). Photos are not included but can be taken upon request (1.10USD/1.10EUR per picture).
- ONHIRE (including 4-7 pictures): This is the most common inspection. The containers are surveyed based on a provided criterion (IICL, UCIRC, Wind & Watertight, Cargo Worthy, etc.). Here photos are normally provided but limited to 4-7. Equipment not meeting the criteria is rejected and should not be picked up.
- OFFHIRE (including 5 pictures): Inspection after the container has been returned. In case you have received a repair estimate that you would like to have reviewed by a neutral party, our surveyor partners will check, and breakdown all estimate line items. They will verify that repair costs are in line with the local market and repair standard and amend if necessary.
- CSC INSPECTION: This is normally required when a container is without a valid CSC plate or outside ACEP and is needed to enter a terminal to be loaded on vessels. For special cases where a CSC certificate issued by class society is needed: Our surveying company represents Rina of Italy, as well as BV, DNVGL, ABS. Requesting a class certificate takes longer as it must be issued by a class society.
Note that for locations and survey types not listed below, prices vary depending on location, container type and number. Generally, we obtain a quote within 24 hours upon request.
See below for rates.
|UAE||All||USD||Dry vans||price on request|
|Pictures||USD 1 per picture except for on-hires where pictures are included|
|Rates for CSC certificates from Rina:|
|Inspection / Certification of ISO Shipping Containers empty|
|1 container per visit:||EUR 113.3/USD132|
|2 containers per visit:||EUR 204.6/USD 247.5|
|3 containers per visit:||EUR 289.3/USD 346.5|
|4 containers per visit:||EUR 390.5/USD 468.6|
|5 containers per visit:||EUR 433.4/USD 520.3|
|6 containers per visit:||EUR 493.9/USD 592.9|
|As of 7th container rate will be per container:||EUR 58.3/USD 70.4|