How to Get a Shipping Container Delivered

Obtaining a shipping container delivery is a straightforward process when you choose Port Shipping Containers. The standardized container sizes make it seamless to transfer them from the depot to a truck or ship and then to your intended location, be it a worksite or your home.

The methods of shipping container delivery we employ depend on the container size and the destination site. Here are the transportation options at your disposal:

Tilt Tray Delivery

Our tilt tray shipping container delivery transporters are available in various sizes, matching the container you’ve acquired. Our standard choice is a 20-foot tilt tray transporter, designed to carry one 20-foot shipping container or two 10-foot shipping containers. Additionally, we offer an optional 20-foot trailer that can be attached to the 20-foot tilt tray transporter, accommodating an extra 20-foot shipping container.

Side Loading Delivery

We employ side loaders for the transportation of both our 20-foot and 40-foot shipping containers. This delivery method proves particularly advantageous for sites with limited space, whether it’s in front or behind the designated container placement area. The side loader unloads the container between its two outrigger feet, positioning it approximately half a meter from the side of the truck.

Hiab Delivery

A Hiab Transporter is a truck equipped with a crane, making it a versatile choice for shipping container delivery, especially when dealing with restricted space that may not accommodate a side loader or tilt tray. The crane functionality allows for flexible container positioning, whether at an angle or on an elevated surface. It’s also well-suited for situations where containers need to be placed over obstacles or fences. Hiab Transporters can handle deliveries of 10-foot, 20-foot, or 40-foot containers.

Semi Trailer Delivery

Opting for a semi-trailer is generally a cost-effective choice for delivery. However, it’s essential to note that a forklift or crane is required to unload the container from the semi-trailer at the destination. It’s important to emphasize that the unloading process is not coordinated by PSC and should only be considered if you have the necessary equipment to safely remove the shipping container from the flatbed transporter.

Delivery Methods Depend on Your Worksite

Prior to scheduling the delivery of your shipping container, we will require some essential information about the precise location where you want the container positioned on your property. Your clear instructions are crucial, as they determine the most suitable transport method for delivery. For instance, a side loader can only offload on the driver’s side of the cabin, so we’ll need to know about your property access and whether you prefer the container doors to face the front or back of the truck.

Tilt tray transporters also have specific constraints, as they can only deliver the container from the rear of the truck. In cases where you need the container placed over a fence or on an elevated area, we’ll employ a Hiab crane. To ensure the best delivery method for your container, we will engage in a comprehensive discussion regarding all delivery details before making arrangements.

Site Access

When planning your shipping container delivery, it’s crucial to take into account potential obstacles that might impede the process. These could include low-hanging tree branches, house eaves, power lines, narrow driveways, gates, and soft or boggy ground. Additionally, space requirements should be thoroughly addressed before the container delivery. To ensure a smooth and efficient delivery, it’s advisable to have accurate measurements of the designated area where you intend to position your shipping container.

Site Preparation

It’s imperative to have a level surface for the placement of your container. Uneven ground can lead to the container’s walls buckling or twisting, causing misalignment of the container doors, which can make them difficult to operate. Proper drainage is also a critical factor when siting your container.

We recommend elevating the container slightly using chocks to facilitate ventilation underneath and prevent moisture buildup beneath the container. An alternative approach is to place the container on a bed of gravel, which promotes effective drainage. While shipping containers are inherently designed to be weather-resistant, ensuring proper drainage and ventilation is essential, especially when they’re used for storage.

By taking these considerations into account, you can maintain your shipping container in excellent condition, safeguarding your stored goods for many years to come.

Buying or Hiring? Shipping Container Delivery is Simple!

Whether you’re in the process of purchasing or renting a shipping container, you can count on Port Shipping Containers to seamlessly handle the delivery. Furthermore, our containers are backed by a money-back guarantee, ensuring your trust in us to provide the ideal shipping container, every time.

For further information or to schedule delivery, please don’t hesitate to contact us at +1 810 243-4774 or complete our online quote form, and we’ll swiftly get your container to you as soon as possible.