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What is CSC certification and how can you acquire CSC certification?

CSC stands for Convention for Safe Containers, a set of important international safety standards upheld throughout the global supply chain to ensure that containers incorporate design requirements, functionality requirements and measurements of capacity, weight, & resistance to forces that containers regularly experience when at sea, on rail or truck in order to keep workers & cargo as safe as possible. Valid CSC plates are an ongoing assurance of a container’s quality & safety compliance. They also display the container’s:

  • Prefix & number
  • Max gross weight
  • Allowable stacking weight
  • Racking test load
  • Where its CSC was approved & when it was manufactured

The general guidelines for CSC certification are as follows:

  • The roof & walls of the container should be in weatherproof condition
  • Doors open and close with ease
  • The floor is structurally sound and intact
  • No moisture inside the container
  • Attached CSC plate
  • No objects inside the container when surveyed


So how do you acquire CSC certification for your container? Here at Container Options we can provide the CSC certification for any valid container that we supply. We will survey the container, spot any faults, correct them & then issue the CSC. Easy as that. But first you’ll have to have a container & we can help you with that!

For more information or inquiries, give us a call on (02) 9723 6004

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Browse our range of containers on our website, or if you have a special requirement,

Please phone our sales office on (02) 9723 6004
to discuss how we can assist.

Frequently Asked Questions

I just need a small container for my backyard, is this possible.

Container Options has a variety of containers sizes suitable for private use, either for hire or purchase. We offer a range of modifications on our sale units from windows , doors etc.

As long as our transport contractors can access your property safely then we can deliver a container. If in doubt contact our office and we can check you location online and advise what might be feasible. We will endeavour to meet your container storage  requirements.

Are your containers safe for export?

Most certainly! Container Options is a leading, trustworthy company that provides shipping containers which are cargo worthy, safe and of international standards. We also offer export certification for your container.

Will you deliver to my site?

When you purchase or hire a container from Container Options you have the option to arrange your own transport or you can contract Container Options to arrange it. As long as the delivery location is suitable, transport can be arranged using a flat top truck, tilt tray truck, side loader truck or the versatile hiab crane truck.

I’m on a tight budget, what options do you have?

With the ever-increasing cost of living all our budgets are becoming tight. Container Options does not sacrifice quality over price. When purchasing a container, Container Options has a range of containers from weather proof right up to single use newbuild containers. If your budget cannot stretch to purchasing a container , take the burden of a major cash outlay away and consider hiring a container with monthly payments.

How do I know if my goods will be safe?

Container Options prides itself on supplying good quality containers at a fair price. One of the first criteria that our containers meet is that they are supplied in a weatherproof and lockable condition. For added security you have the option have a Lock Box added to the doors. To reduce condensation from damaging you contents you have the option to have a whirly bird and wall vent added for better air circulation. Our goal is supply you a container to protect your goods.

If I hire a container in Sydney, will you pick it up when I’m done?

Part of the hire process, transport is arranged for the delivery and the return of the container once you have finished with it, unless you are arranging your own transport. Naturally when you have finished with the container at the end of hire, the container must be in a suitable location for the truck to collect it safely.