Indonesia is a major producer of charcoal, carbon and carbon black products, with significant volumes of these products exported to end users all over the world. Due to their material content and production methods, these charcoal product shipments have encountered cases of auto ignition, or self-combustion during voyage. A full-blown container fire on board a container vessel is extremely serious – from damage to cargo through to total destruction of vessel and loss of human life.

In response, CARSURIN has designed an industry-leading program with the objective to reduce the risks associated with the shipment of charcoal, carbon and carbon black products. This charcoal factory audit and verification program has the objective to reduce the risk of on-board vessel fires through a two-step process of factory audit combined with shipment by shipment control, at the level of pre-shipment inspection and verification in accordance with ASTM and IMDG standards.

This program serves to mitigate the risks of self-ignition and help to protect the cargo and ship’s crew aboard ocean-going vessels.

Whatever your role in the charcoal supply chain, our more than 50 years of experience can help you improve productivity, assess quality and most importantly, reduce risk.




  • Activated Carbon
  • Carbon Black
  • Charcoal Briquette
  • Coal Briquette
  • Coconut Charcoal
  • Sawdust Charcoal
  • Wood Charcoal
  • Wood Pellet




  • Factory Audit
  • Production Process Review
  • MSDS Advisory


  • Pre-Shipment Sampling
  • Vanning Survey


  • Self-Heating Test (SHT) UN
  • Ash Content ASTM D1762
  • Moisture Content ASTM D1762
  • Calorific Value
  • Volatile Matter ASTM D176a
  • Fixed Carbon
  • Proximate Analysis
  • Total Sulphur
  • Bulk Density