CSC containers

In general, every container used in international traffic must have a valid CSC (International Convention for Safe Containers) approval and a corresponding approval plate, the so-called CSC sticker. CSC is an international agreement developed by the UN and the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) and adopted at an international conference on 2 Dec. 1972.

A national law on this “Convention on Safe Containers” also made the application of the CSC Convention for containers in international traffic mandatory in Germany on 10 Feb. 1976.

The MPA Hannover is the official authority for the federal German state of Lower Saxony, which approves containers for international goods traffic in accordance with the “International Convention on Safe Containers (CSC)” after they have been inspected by an authorised body.