Freight Quote Container Transport Service
Whether you are buying, selling or just relocating a shipping container, Freight Quote can arrange shipping container transport to its final destination. Simply fill out the request form below and we’ll be in touch. Our freight container transport service caters for both 20 foot and 40 foot containers, and includes pick up, transportation and dropping off your shipping container at the final destination. We can arrange an empty or loaded ocean shipping container delivery anywhere in Australia and internationally, through our network of partner container transport providers.
Are your goods arriving from overseas in a shipping container? It’s not always easy to know how to transport a shipping container if you’ve never had to do it before. Freight Quote offers a container pick up service from the port and can deliver it directly to your home or business.
Our interstate shipping container transport services can be a viable solution if you are moving interstate. You’d be surprised just how much a 40 foot container can hold, and you’ll easily be able to keep track of your household items as they are all in one place.
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Container Transport Truck and Loading Options
There are 3 common methods used to safely load a shipping container onto and off the transport vehicle tray. The method we recommend at both the pickup and delivery site will be determined mainly by the access possibilities at each point.
The side loader method utelises two large arms and, as the name suggestions, effectively lifts and places the container off the tray and onto the ground beside the truck. This option has a number of benefits, in that the container can be lifted from or placed into a relatively tight space. It does however require sufficient space next to the delivery truck.
With the tray extended and tilted down towards the rear, the container is attached with chains and winched up onto the truck. At the delivery point, the truck reverses until the rear of the truck is close to the desired position. The tray slides backwards and again, tilts towards the rear. The container slides to the ground, and the tray is returned to its original position, effectively sliding the container off and leaving it on the ground.
If Freight Quote will organise your container delivery by either of the above two methods, it’s important that you specify in advance which way the container doors should be facing on the truck – either to the rear, or to the front.
Hiab or Crane:
If access at the delivery point is restricted , or if you need the container placed several metres away from the nearest driveable surface, then the crane method may be your best option. Hiab trucks are fitted with a crane, and will hoist the container straight up and off the truck deck and into place.
When requesting your container transport, it imperative that you specify whether the container is empty, or (if loaded) what it contains, and the total estimated weight of the goods inside the shipping container. This will help us find the right shipping container truck for your delivery.
About Shipping Containers
Shipping Containers are extremely robust and versatile. In addition to their traditional use (secure transportation of cargo by sea, road and rail) they are often used for temporary or long term storage purposes. It’s also not uncommon to see freight shipping containers renovated into small, portable airconditioned offices on building sites.
If you have any questions regarding 20 foot container transport, a storage container delivery or shipping other bulky goods, don’t hesitate to Contact Us.