Shipping Container Transport when Moving Overseas
If you are moving overseas and you have bought your shipping container, then you need to consider shipping container transport. Shipping container transport is necessary to get your container to your home first and then to get it to the dock. From there the shipping container transport company will ship all of your goods and possessions safely to their destination.
Packing up to move to another country is a huge job, but having your own container to fill with all your household items and furniture can make the whole process easier.
Shipping containers are very secure as they are built to withstand a lot of impact, wind, water and even fire. However, they are also large and cumbersome so when you purchase your shipping container make sure that the shipping container transport is included in the service.
When planning to buy shipping containers to move overseas, however, there are a couple of tips on transporting shipping containers that you should have at hand.
Tips for Shipping Container Transport
- Size: There are a range of sizes that are available with shipping containers. Choose a standard size to make shipping easier.
- Select the shipping company carefully: Investigate the reputation of the shipping companies you are considering.
- Inspect them closely before you buy shipping containers
- Get a guarantee from the supplier
Before you buy a shipping container should consider the size that you need. There are 10 foot, 20 foot and 40 foot containers available for sale. It is also important that you choose a container that complies with ISO standard sizing.Transport becomes much more complex if you do not have a container that conforms to ISO sizing as many companies will refuse to transport it. This is because the alternative dimensions make it difficult to load and transport. Before you choose the size of the container you are going to buy you need to really look at how much space you need. Transportation for larger sizes will cost you more to ship so unless you really need the space, opt for a smaller size.
Check out the reputation of the shipping container transport company that you are considering using. You can find very useful independent reviews of shipping companies on the internet.
Containers that are considered new are usually less than six months old – you can find the construction date of the container by looking at the CSC plate stamped on the doors.
Need advice on transporting shipping containers? Contact the team at Gateway Container sales now!