International but Local
ETS Agency works direct with the world′s largest container shipping companies.
We also work direct with local smaller companies delivering where ever you like. Containers are suitable for most types of cargo – and are used to carry everything from dry good, to reefer and special cargo. At ETS Agency we specialize in the special cargo using flat rack’s and platforms. Our international owners have containers of all sizes and types at your disposal. All equipment is of the highest standard with a maintenance program fully compliant with the Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) standards, stipulated by the International Maritime Organization as requirements for safe operations. We also understand that you may own your own fleet of containers to carry your goods. Should these containers have valid CSC plates, our owners are more than happy to load them on their vessels.
Starting 1st July 2016, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enforce the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) requirements regarding the verification of the gross mass of packed containers. “A packed container will not be allowed to be loaded on board vessels to which the SOLAS Convention applies unless the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of the container has been provided to the ship’s master or his representative and to the terminal or its representative sufficiently in advance to allow for the edition of the loading plan.” The responsibility for obtaining and documenting the Verified Gross Mass of a packed container lies with the shipper.
Please also be reminded of this regulation: If the Verified Gross Mass is not provided, the container will not be loaded onto the ship. ETS Agency will do our outmost to help you with this.