Safe Containers - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this code if you operate a cargo ship or freighter. This code give effect to the conventions and standards which operates need to abide by.

The Container Convention applies to containers used in international or inter-State sea transport. It does not apply to containers that remain on a road or rail vehicle for the entire voyage.

Only containers that comply with the standards contained in the Container Convention can be approved for use in international or inter-state sea transport.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 44 (Safe Containers) 2002 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Ship Safety Division

Contact details

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Ship Safety Division

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Operating address: 82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon, Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Toll Free: 1800 627 484
Phone: 02 6279 5000