National Cargo Bureau, a not-for-profit container inspection company, has launched a remote container inspection service based on the Hazcheck Inspections web-based container inspections database and access portal developed with their software division, Exis Technologies.
The new service from the National Cargo Bureau uses mobile devices to connect customers with their team of surveyors, so they can review and inspect container transport units remotely. The data and media files that the customer captures remotely via the device are automatically uploaded to the mobile platform.
There are two features to choose from; Workflow for Remote Container Inspections, or a Live Video option directly with a Surveyor. The remote inspections are performed via self-service workflows, with detailed instructions The workflows sent by the National Cargo Bureau are received on a mobile device(s) of assigned representatives.
After receiving the request, the user can start to complete the workflow without the need to install any app or content. The recorded information and media files are then analyzed by the surveyors to determine if the container transport unit is in compliance with applicable regulations and acceptable for ocean transport.
“We are delighted to be able to offer this new service to our customers. Container inspections need to be carried out in a timely manner and on a global scale, particularly in locations where dangerous goods expertise may not be available,” said president, Ian Lennard. He added, “Delays can lead to spiraling handling and storage, trucker, deficiency re-work and failed unit re-inspection costs.”
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