How heavy are shipping containers?
Empty Tare Weight:
20 ft shipping container 2.25t or 2200kg
40ft shipping container 4t or 3950kg
How is a shipping container constructed?
Standard ISO freight shipping containers are designed to withstand the rigors of marine transportation and are constructed with a high tensile steel rigid framework, with corrugated steel walls and doors. Internal floors are treated timber, 27mm thick, mounted on steel cross members. Double doors are fitted to one end, retained by 4 full height locking bars all fitted with lockable handles.
Aren't shipping containers just hot ovens when they are used for homes or offices?
Absolutely not! If you don't insulate they will, but the reality is that the new Ceramic spray insulation is most effective when applied to metal. In fact, if you build a home, office, emergency shelter or storage unit using Ceramic Insulation paint (spray), the structure will probably be more energy efficient than a conventional home.
What items are prohibited from shipment?
Certain items cannot be accepted for storage or transportation under general conditions of carriage or insurance. For example: food, cash, bonds, jewellery, alcohol, fireworks or other explosives, flammable gases, liquids or solids, poisons and toxins, corrosives, radioactive materials, ammunition or firearms, scuba tanks, gas cylinders, aerosol cans, butane lighters and other pressurised vessels and pornography of any description. It is also inadvisable to include perishables or liquids, which could leak in transit causing untold damage.
What if I don't know what sort of shipping container I need?
Our qualified and experienced staff know how to assist you in deciding your best shipping container solution. Our staff will ask you what you need a shipping container for, how long you require the shipping container and will suggest accessories or modifications you may need to suit your requirements.
What is the temperature range on a Refrigerated Shipping Container?
Depending on your needs the refrigerated shipping container can have a temperature range from -25 Celcius to 25 Celsius.
What is the power supply needed to run a Refrigerated Shipping Container?
All Refrigerated Shipping Container units require 3 phase 415 volt power supply.