Customer confidence should not be taken lightly! The main purpose of each exporter is to ensure that the customer is satisfied when the goods are received and that the goods arrive in perfect condition, in the quantities ordered.
However, many things can go wrong during the loading process or during transport.
This article will tell you what steps you should take and how to make sure the goods are definitely ready for transport.
What happens during container loading inspection?
If you are transporting goods abroad and want everything to go smoothly, you must not leave out the inspection. It helps to prevent improper handling or damage to goods during transport.
IMPORTANT: don’t forget about safe load securing!
Container loading is typically inspected at the consignor’s factory or warehouse and includes the followings:
Quantitative and qualitative inspection
The customer is right to be annoyed if they bought 1000 technical equipment from you, but only 900 has arrived and there is another 100 they can’t sell because they were damaged during transport. At this stage, the inspector shall ensure that this does not happen.
Inspecting the packaging of goods
If the wrong packaging has been selected, if the packaging is torn, damaged, and the labels are incorrect, it can cause a lot of headaches.
Inspection of the loading process, containers and vehicles
The inspector shall supervise the loading of the goods to ensure that nothing is damaged during the process.
The condition of containers and vehicles must also be inspected: if an error occurs, such as containers are not properly sealed, safe transport cannot be guaranteed.
Recording loading conditions and making a report
The inspector shall record the loading conditions in order to minimise possible road problems. Upon completion of the entire inspection process, the importer shall receive a detailed report with photographs and information.
Container loading inspection: whose priority is it?
Container loading inspection is useful for all importers who consider the safe loading, transport and arrival of their products to their destination important.
It can be especially crucial for those who:
- have just started a business like this, and want everything to go smoothly during the transport process.
- ship fragile goods that require more complex or detailed loading criteria.
What are the benefits of container loading inspections?
Inspection of container loading reduces the possibility for the customer to have an unpleasant surprise when the goods arrive to almost zero.
It allows you to be informed of the state of the goods before shipping, to detect possible problems and to take immediate action. If there is any discrepancy, the staff responsible shall decide on the next step.
On the other hand, the presence of professionals during the container loading process almost entirely eliminates the risk of improper handling and loading of goods and minimises the risk of theft and other unexpected problems.
To sum up:
with the supervision of the container loading process you have to worry less about possible damage to the goods or suffering financial losses and you have more time to focus on your business and your customers.
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