A buyers guide to cargo worthy shipping containers.

CSC Inspections for Cargo Worthy Containers:

Only Cargo worthy containers and One Trip containers can be surveyed. Please allow for an additional 2-3 business days for survey to be completed.


We Don’t Usually Move Loaded Containers

We don't normally move loaded containers. When we deliver, our drivers will roll the container on the ground. Special arrangements can be made to deliver loaded units via flatbed or chassis. Loaded containers must be moved with a crane or a lift and mounted to a chassis for transport. If you have a loaded container, sitting on the ground, you must have a way to lift it and load it. We strongly suggest you have all shipping and trucking arrangements made prior to any container purchase.  Give us at least 3 business days to get a container released and surveyed before sending a truck. We can load you at our facility or make arrangements at a container depot.


What is a CSC Survey?


What is the International Convention for Safe Containers?

In 1972 the International Maritime Organization, started the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC). The 1972 Convention provides "uniform international safety regulations" and requires all containers to include a CSC plate.  The CSC plate includes information that date of manufacture, dimensions, weight capacity, and stacking capabilities.

What Does a CSC Survey Cover?

The CSC survey is simply an authorized inspector confirming that the container meets CSC standards..  The completed survey is then passed to your shipping company. A valid CSC inspection ensures that your SOC (shipper owned container) is up to the safety standards need to load, stack and move safely.  Atlas doesn’t assist with exports, and recommend that you arrange for shipment first, and then order your container about a week or two before you plan on picking it up. The inspector will provide a certificate of inspection along with inspection sticker (affixed to the door). You must have an inspection to ship any cargo container.

Atlas has 20' and 40' cargo worthy shipping containers for export in Atlanta, GA and other cities in the southeast.