Shipping Container Delivery

Shipping Container Delivery

Shipping Container Delivery

Moving freight from one location to another isn’t as easy as it might seem. At first, you have to consider the type of shipping containers that best suit your need. Not only that, you also need to think about the destination where they’re headed. If you’re shipping freight to another country, then you have to deal with import/export guidelines as well as a slew of other regulations. Of course, the process can be stressful but you have no other option. It is something you must do. There are lots of firms that specialize in trucking shipping containers safely to any location of choice. These companies aim to help carry every burden related to freight shipping

Indeed, you must have seen photos or videos of massive cranes with specialized carriers used to load and unload shipping containers. While at the intermodal, shipping containers are loaded by crane onto trucks for delivery to their designated destination. These intermodal locations are fully equipped with the right tools to professionally deal with a good number of containers on a daily basis, but what happened to individuals and businesses who need to move their containers from one location to another?

With adequate planning even before taking delivery of your containers, you can have them shipped and delivered using one piece of equipment. If you are purchasing a container, whether new or old and having it shipped to your site, it is imperative to discuss extensively on what it takes to deliver. If you don’t have a crane, loader or forklift to unload the shipping container off of a flatbed trainer and drop it just where you want it, then you need to make further arrangement to have the container shipped with a tilt deck trailer. Setting it on the ground and at your desired spot will be easy and less stressful. Basically, a tilt deck is a flat-deck trailer; the deck is hydraulically lifted up which allows the container slowly and gently glide off of the bed and set on the ground. These trailers also have a heavy duty winch to control the unloading and loading of containers off and on the trailer deck.

There are a few things to keep in mind if you are considering taking delivery of containers on a tilt deck. These include:

  • Make sure there is an open space of about 70 feet for the truck and container for a 20-foot container. Likewise, you need about 100 feet of open space for a 40-foot container.
  • Provide detailed information and instructions on how you want the container loaded on to the truck. Indicate “doors to truck cab” or “doors to truck rear”. This information should align with the available open space in your site as well as the use of containers.
  • Also, you need a relatively flat and dry spot to place the container. You need to create a space where both the truck and the shipping containers can access easily.

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