Delivery to your Site
We pride ourselves for having long standing relationships with our teams of dedicated hauliers. We organise the delivery and placement of the container to your delivery address, making sure the container is positioned exactly where you want it.
If you are purchasing or hiring one of our shipping containers, we will deliver it directly to your site, unless you want to collect it yourself!
Usually, we can deliver our containers to you within 7 working days from the time of your order.
A FEW THINGS TO BE AWARE OF PRIOR TO DELIVERY
Ideally, your site should have level, hard standing ground as our vehicles will not drive over fields, grass, muddy areas or uneven ground. If you want the haulier to go over anything other than hard standing ground, you must advise us beforehand.
We strongly advise placing concrete or wooden corner posts underneath each corner of the container to ensure it remains perfectly level on slightly uneven/ softer ground. This will also ensure your container doors remain unobstructed and fully operational. Using railway sleepers or concrete slabs is a common solution for the above.
Containers are large, and so too are the trucks that deliver them. The lorry needs to pull up near to where you want your container positioned.
The area must be clear of all overhead cables and branches, with enough room for the lorry to manoeuvre. If there are any obstacles, fences etc in the way please inform us first, and preferably email us pictures of the desired location for the container. This will help us and both the haulage company in accessing the area, and help prevent additional costs should any problems arise with delivery.
TYPES OF LORRY
There are a variety of different crane mounted lorries. Depending on what you order, one of the below will deliver your new shipping containers directly to your site.
If you are receiving 1 x 20 FT container, usually, a ‘rigid’ lorry will deliver this to you. These are 10 M (32FT) in length and 2.7 M wide. If you are receiving a pair of 20FT containers, a lorry with a ‘draw-bar trailer’ will be used (up to 16.5M long). For anything larger (40FT units) an articulated HIAB lorry will be used (up to 18 M in length).
LOADED CONTAINER DELIVERY
If you are looking to export a loaded shipping container which is on the ground, then you will need a sidelifter. This type of lorry is only required when delivering the container to the port once loaded. Please be aware your site will require very good access as the sidelifter will need to position itself adjacent to the container prior to the lift onto its chassis.
If your site has a heavy lift forklift/ you have lifting facilities on site, then the loaded container can be lifted onto the trailer. We would send a ”skelly’ trailer with tractor unit, avoiding additional costs. Let us know if this is the case.
ADDITIONAL DELIVERY INFO:
Our haulage quotes are based on the haulier spending a maximum of one hour on site.
The delivery vehicle requires clearance of 13’6” en route to the drop-off point and a minimum of 18’ at the point of lift-off. We strongly advise you to make sure that our haulier can gain unrestricted access to the site to avoid any unnecessary costs occurring!
If a loaded container is being transported or repositioned, please be aware that the contents of the container may move when lifted and we would not be held responsible for any damage caused.
2 x 20ft containers being lifted off an articulated HIAB trailer by one of our dedicated hauliers.
Please do let us know if your site requires a “wagon and drag” HIAB lorry due to limited space on site, instead of the one pictured here.
The articulated HIAB’s require a lot more room to manoeuvre, being nearly 60 ft in length from cab to trailer.
Get In Touch
Whether you are after a new or used shipping container, why not get in touch and we will do all we can to fulfil your needs.
Alternatively, if you want to have a chat about your container purchase/hire, or you need a bit of friendly advice, drop us an email or give us a ring!