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When buying a shipping container, delivery is a priority consideration. Shipping containers are large and they’re heavy. However, the standardized nature of shipping containers means that they’re designed to be transported easily and efficiently. Delivering your container is not difficult – we arrange shipping container delivery every single day. But there are still several important factors that need to be taken into account which will affect the delivery method of your container. These include the container size, access to the site, and the site itself.
Here are the transport methods that we may use to deliver your container.
Tilt Tray Delivery
Tilt trays are available for 20 ft containers and 40 ft containers. A standard tilt tray is used for 20 foot containers. Super tilt trays are used for 40 foot containers. A tilt tray is similar to a tow truck, and the container simply slides off the back of the truck onto your site or driveway.
Side Loading Delivery
Side loaders are generally used to transport 40 foot containers, but can also be used for 10 foot and 20 foot containers if required. The container is unloaded approximately half a metre from the side of the truck on the driver’s side. A side loader is about the size of a semi-trailer, so good access is required with this method.
A Hiab truck has a small crane with a flexible range that can site your container either from the front, back, or either side of the truck. The crane can precisely position the shipping container on the site to your exact specifications.
Before we deliver your container, we will ask you a few questions on where you want your container positioned on site as this will determine the type of transport method we’ll use to deliver it. It’s important to identify any obstacles or elements that might interfere with the delivery of your shipping container. Tree branches, power lines, narrow driveways, fences, gates and even soft ground all need to be taken into account. You also need to make sure there is actually enough space for the size of the container. Making sure you measure your site accurately will save you a lot of time and trouble.
Make sure the site is level. If it isn’t, the walls on your container can buckle or twist and the doors can become misaligned, making them difficult to open and close. Shipping containers are wind and waterproof, but drainage and ventilation need to be taken into consideration when being used as storage. Raising the container slightly on chocks or beams will allow for air circulation and drainage underneath the container. Alternatively, you can site the container on a bed of gravel. There are other options you may want to explore as well. Obviously these are things that you want to have prepared before the truck arrives with your container. Don’t worry – we can talk all this through with you when you order.
Need an Existing Shipping Container Transported? We Do That Too.
Bought a shipping container and now have the small problem of arranging delivery? Have a shipping container on your property that you want to move? Moving house, and want to take your shipping containers with you? Give us a call. We can arrange all your shipping container delivery requirements quickly and easily, even if you haven’t bought your container from us.
Get Your Container Delivered By the Experts
Whether you’re buying or renting a shipping container, at Port Containers, we can arrange delivery for you easily and quickly. And if you’ve already got a shipping container that you need transported, we can arrange that too. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will make sure that your shipping container is delivered to your exact specifications, exactly where you want it. To arrange delivery, just give us a call on 1888 307 2420 or fill out the quote form and we’ll arrange delivery of your container as soon as possible.