To help resolve some of the questions raised around offshore container certification LR Energy have produced a new guide, Offshore Container Certification: When, Where and Why . The guide covers all aspects of container certification including the differences between the two current rule sets.
Currently, there are two standards for offshore containers EN 12079 & DNV 2.7-1 both determining similar criteria for the certification process. This will soon change as a group of owners, manufacturers and third-party inspection organisations (including ourselves) are meeting this week in Houston to finalise the a new standard for offshore containers. The new standard; ISO 10855 will replace EN 12079 and become the main global standard put forth by industry organisation for the safety of the global container industry.
You can also download the new guide, Offshore Container Certification: When, Where and Why here.