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Spanish Depot Service, S.A. has been declared of Communitarian Interest by the Valencian Goverment; it is recognized by the Marca de Garantía del Puerto de Valencia (Foundation for the Seal of Guarantee Port of Valencia) and has obtained ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 certifications.

Our Company aspires to become collaborator with the administration entities.

Containers are an essential element for the transport of goods, they form part of a vessel in which they travel and will have to guarantee the good and safe condition of the merchandise to be transported, without affecting the security of the vessel, truck, railways and in general in all the areas it is being handled, like public roads, container terminals, warehouse where loading, etc...

The present concentration of goods in every time bigger vessels, shared by different operators is, as far as insurance companies or labour inspectors are concerned, an added risk. Assuming not maintaining the same scrupulous criteria in the security norms by all those that intervene in the manipulation of containers will make the effort of each individual sector in this maritime transport chain less effective.

It will serve of no purpose if great sums of money are invested in the design of a safe and secure vessel, a crane of the most recent generation or a trailer submitted to the most rigorous tests, if there after a defective container is being loaded onboard the vessel, that may collapse during its handling, putting at risk, not only the other containers onboard the vessel, but more important, the life of the crew and the vessel itself.

The maritime containers, following the international norms of the CSC Convention of safe containers, are submitted to a rigorous protocol of tests in the process of their manufacture. The manufacturer of containers should be recognized as such by the administrative body of his country, to which they previously have more than justified their technical capacity to construct them.

Five years after its construction, without having suffered any alteration in its structure, containers should be submitted to periodic inspections ACEP (Approval continuous examination program) as per the norms of the Convention for safe containers. 1972 - CSC.

During the cycle of the life of a container … vessel, terminal, road transport, loading and unloading of merchandise, there exists only one opportunity to comply with the CSC norms, and that is when it enters a depot empty after being discharged, and made available to take another cargo. In the depot one can inspect the container, as it is empty, and they have the manpower experienced in the handling, inspection, repair and storage.

But how to guarantee to the user of the container, that these operations are being carried out with sufficient technical guarantees, capable to assume to clauses of an insurance policy, or to seriously accept the responsibilities of the inspections carried out.

The entities collaborating with the administrative bodies, are legal companies, having economically compromised themselves before the administration that their quality an viability of their work is being submitted to periodic inspections by the same administration or by a classification society.

The birth of the collaborating entities can be traced back to the middle of the XIX century. In the time of the Anglo-Saxon era the necessity of periodic inspections of the steam boiler houses became a requirement. Their owners were committed to subscribe to an insurance policy to cover possible accidents. The insurance companies were exempt of their responsibility if the steam boiler house had not been correctly inspected within the last 14 months. In this way, it is in the interest of the industrialists to effect such periodic inspections, in order not to be disqualified of the insurance cover.

Exactly the in same way it concerns containers.
How to guarantee to the user of the container, that these operations are being carried out with sufficient technical guarantees, capable to assume clauses of an insurance policy, or to seriously accept the responsibilities of the inspections carried out?