COA Criteria for Cargo-Worthy (CCW)

The Criteria for Cargo-Worthy provides guidance for the structural condition of an ISO Dry Freight General Purpose container when the container assessed as acceptable for transport on a one-way trip as a shipper owned container (SOC).

CCW includes guidance on both damage assessment and the appropriate repair method.

The major shipping lines and lessors took part in the process to ensure the acceptability of CCW. This included wide spread consultation, conference discussion and an in-depot practical demonstration.

Individual shipping lines might operate booking acceptance procedures for “SOC” shipper owned containers.

To facilitate uniform implementation of CCW, container inspectors should receive training by the container owner’s representative or training within the scope of in-depot management learning session.

Training should take place before CCW is published on 01 April 2019.

CCW damage criteria is very similar to UCIRC. CCW repair guidance provides for alternative remedial works. For ease of reference a comparison chart is shown below.