WHAT is Container Loading Inspection?
Our packaging check always include a thorough check on pallets, and especially hardwood pallets. We take photographic evidence that pallet dimensions are correct and feature correct fumigation stamping.
Our container loading checks allow Buyers to improve container loading process. Our loading supervisors usually minimizes damage during container stuffing. In extreme cases, we may act on Buyer’s behalf and can delay or stop container loading due to critical damage or noncompliance.
WHEN does a Container Loading Inspection in China happen?
CLCs are conducted the day of the loading, whether it is on 20FT or 40FT containers. Our loading supervisor arrives on-site early to inventory and check on Products & Packages. A Container Loading Check usually lasts 1 day and can include up to 3 or 4 FCL containers stuffing.
We strongly recommend to Buyers who buy from China with FOB incoterms to book a Container Loading Supervision. Many Chinese suppliers and trading companies do not even include loading and container checks in their Quality plan in China. Most of the time, they have received the balance of payment, thus, their interest now is to ship as soon as possible.
HOW MUCH does a Container Loading Inspection cost?
Booking a shipping container loading check with us starts at USD 249 (price for consumer goods) ALL INCLUDED*.
For more information on shipment loading inspection, please contact us here.
WHY is a Container Loading Inspection needed before shipping from China?
At JS Quality, we deliver Loading checks to almost all our loyal customers. There are two reasons these are needed:
- many suppliers do not even know any standard of shipping from China, and stuffing best practices
- many suppliers and warehouses value speed over quality, or result over communication.
The below table shows how a proper container stuffing standard, implemented by a container loading specialist (Loading Supervisor) can help avoid many hassles
|Improper container loading||JS QUALITY loading standard|
|Container Check||None, or superficial only||Full check involving age, repairs, integrity, seal performance, cleanliness|
|Container Prepping||None, or a quick sweep||Full sweep and ventilate, apply padding & protection material|
|Container Stuffing||Mostly rely on loading workers experience + no supervision during loading itself||Stowage plan + Supervision during 100% of the loading process|
|Load Securing||No cargo securing (in >80% times)||Lashes, straps, dunnage bags and blocks|