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Survey of containers under construction and in service, approval of containers

Polski Rejestr Statkow provides the survey of containers under construction and in service since the mid-1970s.

In 1979, the Polish Government, in accordance with the requirements of the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) authorized PRS to carry out surveys of all types and kinds of containers, in Poland and abroad. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) was notified about this authorization.

In thirty years, PRS surveyed the construction of over 100 000 containers for different Clients in various countries – Poland, Germany, Great Britain, France, Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden and Lithuania, to name just a few, and provided container services for NATO. PRS has approved over 140 container prototypes, of all types and kinds.

Polski Rejestr Statków has developed its own Rules for the Construction of Containers and Rules for the Inspection of Freight Containers in Service. These Rules contain all international requirements relating to the construction and service of containers. PRS documents issued for containers comply with the requirements of the CSC Convention and are recognized worldwide.

PRS provides the following services:

–      approval of containers in accordance with the CSC Convention,
–      approval of containers in accordance with the Customs Convention on Containers,
–      survey of containers in service in accordance with Periodic Examination Scheme and with Approved Continuous Examination Programme (ACEP),
–      approval of tank containers in accordance with the requirements of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code),
–      verification for compliance with the provisions of Regulations concerning the International Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) and the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR),
–      approval of container manufacturer’s works, repair works and testing stations,
–      training in container construction and service, criteria of container technical condition assessment and repair of containers.

Container manufacturers and owners seeking our services are requested to contact PRS Hull and Technology Department, tel. +48 58 751 12 04,  e-mail: tk@prs.pl, j.jastrzebski@prs.pl or the nearest PRS representative.