Vehicle Inspections/Automobiles 

Logistic Supply Chain followup.

 

Vehicle manufacturers spend large resources and effort in ensuring the quality of their products will satisfy their clients.

From the moment the vehicle exits the plant, and until the vehicle arrives at the dealership, the quality of the vehicle is outside of their direct control.

It remains still under the manufacturers responsibility, the assurance that the quality of their products will not be affected during transportation and throughout the storage in ports and stockyards.

It is crucial to obtain and apply a consistent survey standard to verify vehicle condition at every logistic step where there is an overlap of responsibility.

 

 

Strategic Alliance

Captain Carlos A. Rojo & Co. S.A./ UniCar Argentina

From one end of the supply chain to the other.

We developed a strategic partnership with UniCar Group , a specialized International automobile survey company located in Bremen, Germany and acting in more than 30 ports with operations in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Germany, France, Belgium, Spain and Portugal.

This partnership consolidated into UniCar Argentina attending all Argentine locations and operations, including the ports of Buenos Aires, Campana, Zarate, Lima, San Nicolas and Rosario.

UniCar Argentina is dedicated to providing customers with the highest quality of inspection services available. The elimination of automotive and shipping companies risk by providing experienced independent inspection, analysis, testing and consulting services, is one of our main goals.

For the finished vehicle and shipping industry, UniCar is addressing needs by offering a full menu of capabilities, from one end of the supply chain to the other.

In the outbound/inbound new vehicles market, UniCar Argentina. serves the full scope of market participants: land transport, port terminals, sea transport, logistic companies in general.
In both environments, we work one-on-one with each customer to devise an exact, realistic logistics plan.

Primary markets served are:

Vehicle manufactures/OEM

Shipping companies

Port terminals

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Our trained inspectors provide vehicle inspections, which reflects the highest levels of professional quality.

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Technology and Reporting

UniCar´s global network, all of our vehicle inspection components are supported by technology such as:

Inspection performances are supported by the most modern computertechnology and hand-held computers. Electronic data processing and Electronic Data Tansfer permit the production and transfer of hundreds of individual reports within hours of the vehicle manufacturers and automovile carrier´s departure to any customer in the world.
Statistics would be provided quarterly, permitting the user to compare carriers, ports and products.

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Our technology:

  • Portable hand-held devices to conduct the inspections and capture vehicle information
  • Digital photography of vehicle damages
  • Electronic transfer of information (EDI, EDT and Internet)
  • Central database with historical of the vehicle tracking information available in our web site.

Additionaly, inspectors can investigate emerging damage trends.

As part of a damage prevention program, the inspectors will continuously monitor vehicle operations at the port, always minimizing damages.

Combined with comprehensive and detailed information passed to the client in a fully timely report.

Clearly identified manufacturing relating deficiencies, paint failure or production faults.

The pre-load inspection performance and intensity will be governed by the relevant Sea Carrier inspection and handling guidelines, as far as available and applicable.

If such guidelines are not available, it is recommended to use the current UniCar guidelines, which are accepted by many car manufacturers.

A relevant pre-load cargo condition report will be issued as per Sea Carrier requirements and submitted by email as to be requested by client. In case of heavy damage and/or accident, the report will be documented and completed by digital photos of damage.

The post-discharge surveyors at discharging ports are inspecting all vehicles again very shortly after discharge at the FPR. All FPR (First Point of Rest) damage findings will be categorized into pre-loading damage, stevedore damage, marine transport damage, manufacturing damage and others, if any.


Thus the damage review and claim settling will be made very easy and efficient.

During loading and discharge operations, UniCar provides surveyors at the driver exchange expected to be close to vessel´s ramp.

Whenever damage to any vehicle is cause during handling, a detailed survey report will be performed at time and place of incident.

For further forms, details and specific instructions on each and every step of this survey operation, UniCar will provide instructions, samples, specifications and forms as per Sea Carrier special requirements.

All UniCar’s survey offices would closely cooperate in analyzing damage in feed-back and in damage prevention at all stages of the operation.

Truck delivery and Truck reception surveys:

All Vehicles are surveyed with regards to their condition at every point of a pre loading truck and a post discharge, at port terminals and stockyards, comprise in:

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An external inspection of each and very car for impact damage and/or deficiencies caused during previous transportation or any damage which could possible and subsequently be classified as caused by transport impact.

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An internal inspection of each and very car with regards of breakage and/or theft of items fitted to the car as well as any type of considerable contamination of floors, upholstery, or lining.

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 An inspection regarding spillage and/or contamination by foreign agent or liquid causing discoloration paint, metal or rubber deterioration or any kind of damage anywhere outside the vehicle.