Legislation and regulations governing safety standards for freight containers, prepared by the federal Department of Transport and other federal government departments, are expected to be put before Parliament in the fall. Canada will thus be implementing an International Convention for Safe Containers, drafted under the auspices of the UN's Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization to obtain international agreement for minimum safety requirements, and, at the same time, reinforce the work of the International Standards Organization in this area. The Convention is a regulatory document adopted by IMCO in 1972. It is expected to come into force in 1977, some 12 months after it is ratified by a minimum of 10 of the IMCO member countries. So far there are seven contracting governments. The Convention is concerned with the need to maintain a high level of safety in the handling, stacking and transporting of freight containers. It sets out structural safety requirements, and provides for testing inspection, approval and maintenance of all containers. The technical annex requires a safety approval plate to be affixed to every approved container.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For more information contact the chairman of the Interdepartmental Container Committee, D.R. Hemming, at the Department of Transport building, Floor 28E, Place de Ville, Ottawa K1A 0N5, Tel. 613-996-6484.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Development Agency Centre

    800 rene-Leveque Boulevard West, Suite 600
    Montreal, Quebec H3B 1X9,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00142646
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Development Agency Centre
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM