Container Loading and Unloading Inspections
Container Loading and unloading Inspections service guarantees that HQTS technical staff are monitoring the entire loading and unloading process. Wherever your products are loaded or shipped to, our inspectors are able to supervise the whole container loading and unloading process to your designated location. HQTS Container Loading and Unloading Supervision service ensures that your products are handled professionally and guarantees the safe arrival of products to your destination.
Container Loading and Unloading Inspection Services
This quality control inspection usually takes place at your chosen factory as cargo is being loaded into the shipping container and at the destination where your products arrive and are unloaded. The inspection and supervision process includes an evaluation of the condition of the shipping container, verification of product information; quantities loaded and unloaded, packaging compliance and overall supervision of the loading and unloading process.
Container loading and unloading inspection process
Any container loading and unloading supervision starts with a container inspection. If the container is in good shape and the goods are 100% packed and confirmed, then the loading and unloading inspection process continues. The inspector verifies that the correct goods were packed and that all of the client’s specifications were met. While the loading and unloading of the container commences, the inspector verifies that the correct unit amount is being loaded and unloaded.
Loading inspection process:
- A record of weather conditions, the arrival time of container, record of the shipping container and vehicle transportation number
- Full container inspection and evaluation to assess any damage, interior moisture, perforations and smell test to detect mold or rot
- Confirm the quantity of goods and condition of shipping cartons
- Random selection of sample cartons to verify the packaged products in the shipping cartons
- Supervise the loading/unloading process to ensure proper handling, minimize breakage, and maximize space utilization
- Seal the container with the customs and HQTS seal
- Record the seal numbers and departure time of container
Unloading inspection process:
- Record the arrival time of container at the destination
- Witness the container opening process
- Check the validity of the unloading documents
- Check the amount, packing and marking of the goods
- Supervise unloading to see if the goods are damaged during these processes
- Check the cleanliness of the unloading and shipment area
Main Container Loading and Unloading Supervision Checklist
- Container conditions
- Shipment quantity and product packaging
- Check 1 or 2 cartons to see if products are right
- Supervise the whole loading and unloading process
- Seal container with customs seal and HQTS seal and witness the open process of container
Container Loading and unloading Inspection Certificate
By sealing the container with our tamper evident seal, the client can rest assured that there has been no outside tampering of their products after our loading supervision occurs. The whole container opening process will be witnessed after the goods arrive at the destination.
Container Loading and unloading Inspection Report
The loading and unloading inspection report documents the quantity of goods, the condition of the container the process and procedure of container uploading. Furthermore, photos document all steps of the loading and unloading supervision process.
Inspector will check a range of important items to ensure accurate quantities of products are loaded | unloaded and handled correctly to ensure units loaded to the container are in good condition. The inspector also verifies the container is properly sealed and the documentation for customs inspection is available. Loading and unloading container supervision checklists meets product specifications and other key criteria.
Before beginning the container loading procedure, the inspector needs to check container structural stability and no sign of damage, testing the locking mechanisms, inspect the shipping container exterior and more. Once the container inspection has been completed, the inspector will issue the container loading and unloading inspection report.
Why are container loading and unloading inspections important?
The hard use and handling of shipping containers result in problems that can impact the quality of your goods during transportation. We see a breakdown of weatherproofing around doors, damage other structure, ingress of water from leaks and the resultant mold or rotting wood.
Additionally, some suppliers do enforce particular lading methods by employees, resulting in poorly packed containers, thereby increasing costs or damaged goods from poor stacking.
A container loading and unloading inspection can help mitigate these issues, saving you time, aggravation, loss of goodwill with customers, and money.
Vessel Loading and Unloading Inspection
Vessel loading and unloading inspection is an essential part of marine transport, performed to verify various conditions of a vessel, carrier and/or cargo. Whether this is done correctly has a direct impact on the safety of each shipment.
HQTS offers extensive loading and unloading supervision services to give clients peace of mind before their shipment arrives. Our inspectors go directly to the site to verify the quality of goods and their designated container while ensuring that the quantity, labels, packaging and more are consistent with your set requirements.
We can also send photo and video evidence to demonstrate that the entire process was completed to your satisfaction upon request. In this way, we ensure your goods arrive smoothly while minimizing possible risks.
Processes of Vessel Loading and Unloading Inspections
Vessel loading inspection:
- Ensuring that the loading process is completed under reasonable conditions, including good weather, the use of reasonable loading facilities, and the use of a comprehensive loading, stacking and bundling plan.
- Confirm whether the cabin environment is suitable for the storage of goods and verify that they are arranged properly.
- Verify that the quantity and model of the goods are consistent with the order and ensure that there are no missing goods.
- Ensure that the stacking of goods will not result in damage.
- Supervise the entire loading process, record the distribution of goods in each cabin, and assess for any damage.
- Confirm the quantity and weight of the goods with the shipping company and obtain the corresponding signed and confirmed document upon completion of the process.
Vessel unloading inspection:
- Assess the status of stored goods.
- Ensure that the goods are properly transported or that the transportation facilities in good working order before unloading.
- Ensure the unloading site has been prepared and cleaned properly.
- Conduct a quality inspection for unloaded goods. Sample testing services will be provided for a randomly selected portion of the goods.
- Check the quantity, volume, and weight of the unloaded products.
- Ensure that goods in temporary storage area are reasonably covered, fixed and stacked for further transfer operations.
HQTS is your best choice for ensuring quality during your whole process of the supply chain. Our vessel inspection services assure you an honest and accurate assessment of your commodities and the vessel.
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