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TR 53-2016_Preview (1)1


Technical Reference 53 : 2016 – Container Depot Operations

This Technical Reference (TR) was prepared by the Container Depot Operations Working Group (WG) appointed by the Technical Committee on Logistics under the direction of the Manufacturing Standards Committee (MSC). The TR was endorsed by the MSC on 18 July 2016.
While there are existing codes of practice, e.g. “Code of Practice: Guiding Principles of Tank Container Depot-Client Management”, published by the International Tank Container Organisation and “Code of Practice for Container Depots” published by the Hong Kong Container Depot and Repair Association Ltd, their requirements are not specific to our local needs. Hence, taking reference from prevailing local laws and regulations, this TR was developed for the container depot operations in Singapore.
This TR is a provisional standard made available for application over a period of two years. The aim is to use the experience gained to update the TR so that it can be adopted as a Singapore Standard. Users of the TR are invited to provide feedback on its technical content, clarity and ease of use. Feedback can be submitted using the form provided in the TR. At the end of the two years, the TR will be reviewed, taking into account any feedback or other considerations, to further its development into a Singapore Standard if found suitable.
At the time of publication, this TR is expected to be used by container depot operators, depot contractors carrying out repairs and maintenance of containers within the depot premises, visitors to the depot, and contractors engaged by the depot operator to construct, repair, modify or otherwise conduct works on the premises of the depot.

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TR 39-2015 - Preview1



Technical Reference for Freight container equipment interchange receipt – TR39:2015

This Technical Reference (TR) was prepared by the Technical Committee on Logistics under the direction of the Manufacturing Standards Committee (MSC). The MSC endorsed the TR on 29 January 2015.

This TR serves as a reference and guide on the conduct of visual survey and inspection, accurate reporting and updating of the condition of the freight container at each point of handing and taking over. It establishes the baseline on common definitions and terminologies, visual qualitative and quantitative survey and dissemination of the information on the conditions of the freight container to minimise disputes and delays at each point of the interchange.

This TR is expected to be referred to by the shipping lines, container owners, container lessors, terminal operators, logistics service providers, container depot operators, consignees and shippers.

TR39:2015, Technical Reference for freight container equipment interchange receipt covers the followings:

  1. The scopes of the TR
  2. Definitions of all the terms for the purpose of the TR
  3. Reporting criteria for conditions of freight containers
  4. Guidelines on the conduct of visual survey and inspection on freight containers
  5. Relay and acceptance of conditions of freight containers
  6. Standardised container equipment interchange receipts forms – for both General and Tank containers
  7. The various types of reportable container conditions
  8. A feedback form.

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