Transport of Containers

Safe transport of containers

Through all the years of experience within the international transport world, Long Beach Off-coast Port has built up a worldwide network of, among others, shipping companies and transport companies. Through our contacts, customers can make use of means of transport by road, rail or waterways.

Take advantage of our transport capabilities

By using the transport capabilities of Long Beach Off-coast Port, you can save a lot of precious time. In case of any problems, for example in the absence of suitable facilities at a customer’s site, we can take the right action and solve problems in a very short time. This way you don’t have to worry about peripheral issues surrounding the transport of containers. The entire transport process is taken care of in this way and you will have nothing to worry about.

 

Transportation Considerations for Shipping Containers
Long Beach Off-coast Port has developed and adopted a number of requirements to ensure the safe carriage of containers and has also developed specific guidance for packing and securing of containers. Long Beach Off-coast Port International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) includes, in its chapter VI on carriage of cargoes, requirements for stowage and securing of cargo or cargo units (such as containers). The International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) provides test procedures and related strength requirements for containers
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Transporting shipping containers is a complicated process that requires significant logistical expertise. It’s essential to consider which goods you are transporting, the loading and unloading processes, and the container’s movement using road and sea transportation.

While it can be tempting to cut costs by planning shipping container transportation in-house, this can be more expensive if the plan does not meet regulatory standards, resulting in delays, shipment seizures, and lost customers.

We’re proud to offer all our shipping container clients the perfect transport solutions for bulk cargo and general cargo when it comes to cost and reliability.

We offer not only the transportation of shipping containers, but we also transport and ship bulk and general cargo. Once you agree on the estimate costs, we’ll quickly transport the container to the agreed drop off point. When transporting break bulk and containers, we’ll always create a transport plan, which outlines the client’s different container delivery options.

Also, when transporting and delivering shipping containers abroad, we take care of all the necessary paperwork, including the customs declarations. We also package containers if needed. We have an extensive international network or partners worldwide, which allows us to offer you a reliable and cost-effective service.

Our container transportation services work well in conjunction with our One-Way Service, which will save you a considerable amount of time and money.

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Choose the Correct Container Size

It’s vital to choose the correct container size. If the unit is not large enough to accommodate your goods, you’ll need to perform two shipping runs. By paying for more transportation, you may find the venture is no longer profitable.

However, you also don’t want to use a container that has empty space after packing. You should utilize every foot of container space to ensure you can transport as many goods as possible without paying for unused floor surface area.

Shipping containers come in several sizes, but 20 ft. and 40 ft. are the most common. Containers frequently travel around the world, and they use internationally agreed standard sizes to enable shipping and logistical companies to work with each variant and easily calculate shipping costs.

An experienced logistics company can match the size of the shipping container to the mode of transportation.

Container Certification

All shipping containers display a CSC plate and can not travel on a cargo ship without one. Containers must pass scrutiny by a certified inspector who confirms the box is safe to use. There are two inspection options for shipping containers, and you must ensure the unit for use meets these requirements.

One program is the Periodic Examination Scheme (PES) that states that shipping containers are subject to an inspection within five years of manufacture and at intervals of less than 30 months after that. The Approved Continuous Examination Scheme (ACES) considers the CSC plate to renew each time there is a repair or an inspection at a repair facility.

Both inspection programs have stringent standards, and certification is essential when transporting shipping containers. If a container suffers damage or is no longer sound and in good repair, the owner must immediately withdraw the unit from service.

A professional logistics company can ensure your goods only travel in certified shipping containers that perform at the required level.

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Definition of Container transport

Container transport refers to the transportation of goods in standardized re-sealable transportation boxes by rail and sea. Data are expressed in tons and twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). TEU is based on a container of 20 foot length (6.10 m) providing a standardised measure of containers of various capacities and for describing the capacity of container ships or terminals. One 20 foot container equals 1 TEU.