The good old fashioned shipping container is similar to a large storage box which is routinely used to load the likes of heavy equipment, various commercial products, and dry goods into, and then shipped around Australia or any part of the world.
What is known as the “basic unit,” is the most favoured size, with four solid walls and two outward swinging doors at one end.
- These containers are the most affordable and friendly way of getting products from A to B
A Bit of a His – Story Lesson
Not many folk are aware that the modern shipping container was the creation of a man called Malcom McLean. It was he who made it to replace the outdated break bulk method, which was the way most shipping was transported before the 1930’s.
- Later in 1961, the International Organisation for Standardisation decided on standard sizes for all containers.
Up till now, that same size container is still used around the world and made a huge contribution to the shipping of commerce, effectively lowering costs for freight transportation.
The various types of container hire in Melbourne include:
- Flat racks
- Open tops
- And others open to modification
Via the easy use of a standardised shipping container, ships, trains and trailers can be loaded and unloaded with ease. This helps to:
- Keeps prices low, and products even cheaper than if containers are loaded and unloaded at stops along the way.
- Also lessens the risk of any harm happening to goods during transport
- Lower the chances of theft occurring
- Lessen the chances of any goods getting left behind at any place, and ensuring that orders reaches the buyer without any qualms
Perfection All the Way
A container, utilises more than just the one mode of transportation to get to its destination.
- Containers are fastened down on a flatbed truck, and then taken to where the freight is loaded after the container has been professionally sealed.
- The shipment is then transported overland to a rail yard.
- At the rail yard, the containers are then removed from the flatbed and loaded onto an open rail car platform and moved by rail to the shipping port.
- The container is then put onto a ship with other containers which are scheduled to be shipped later to the same nearby area.
- On arrival, containers are then unloaded from the boat and placed upon either rail or road transport (or even a combination of the two) and delivered to the purchaser.
Providing the Ideal Type of Service
When you are considering a container shipping service, ponder on exactly what it is that you wish to transport. Naturally, costs are going to be important, but, so also is making use of a secure top class service, with a superb reputation. To get your product successfully to where you want it to be, choose wisely!