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Container Loading & Offloading Services

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Expertly Loading Containers onto Trailers

Container Transport provides expert container loading services for every move! Our container shipping experts inspect the container's weight and size before loading it onto the trailer for transport.

Your dedicated moving specialist provides expert services to ensure the right crane or forklift is used to load your container onto the proper trailer safely. The container is then secured based on the trailer type. For instance, a chassis trailer uses pin or twist locks, while another type may use ratchet straps or chains. 

Once the container is secured, everything is inspected again to ensure proper handling. Then, it’s time for your container move to embark. 

Call Container Transport for your container loading quote today!

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Container Transport has everything you need to move your container safely and have it delivered on time.  

Offloading Your Container Safely At Delivery

When you need to offload your container, you want to ensure everything is handled safely and efficiently. That's where we come in. Our team of expert container movers will manage every step of the process, using forklifts or cranes to offload your container with top safety standards.

We take safety seriously, so we release the safety straps or twist locks and inspect your container before hooking it up to the crane or safely lifting it with the forklift. We're committed to providing a high-quality container move so you can rest easy knowing that your cargo is in good hands.

Once offloaded, we'll inspect your container again to ensure everything is in order. We aim to provide a safe and efficient container offloading experience so you can return to business as usual. 

It's time to work with Container Transport and get your cargo offloaded safely.

A better b2b shipping experience

Container Transport offers all business container shipping solutions. Transport your valuable business assets locally, nationwide, or even overseas. As a family-owned business, we understand the importance of ensuring every detail is done correctly. We treat your container move as if it were our own.

24/7 Customer Support

Dedicated 24/7 customer support with one of our 120+ logistics agents ensures your business moves seamlessly, anytime, anywhere.

Customs Clearance

Our B2B freight shipping services include expert customs clearance, ensuring your shipments arrive smoothly and without delay.

Credit line

We offer a credit line with monthly billing statements for easy and stress-free container transport.

How To Safely Load and Offload a Container

Your Container Transport specialist handles every detail and ensures the best container loading and offloading experience possible. When you ship your containers, every step matters. With 13+ years of experience transporting containers, we have the skills and resources to move your container with the quality services you expect. 

Shipping Container on a trailer.

There are several steps to ensure the safe loading and offloading of your container, including:

  • Inspecting the container before loading to ensure the container cargo is properly balanced. 
  • A forklift or crane can be used to lift it safely onto the trailer. 
  • Weight distribution double-checked once on the trailer to prevent off-balance and potential hazards during transport.
  • Dunnage, such as wooden planks, is one way to help with weight distribution.
  • Securing the container safely to the trailer, depending on the specifications.

Container Trailers

Trailer TypeLength CapactityWidth CapactityHeight CapactityCost Per Mile (over 500 miles)
Container Trailer20ft - 40ft8.5ft8.5ft$3.20
Side Lifter20ft - 40ft8.5ft8.5ft$2.85

Frequently aSKED questions

To get a quote for moving containers, you can call Container Transport or visit our website. Click the get quote tab, usually at the bottom of the home or about us page. Sometimes, the tab is on the menu section. Give details of what you want to ship, in this case, a container. Next, you need to give information on the final destination of your container. Before you get the quote or estimate, submit your personal information, including your name, phone number, and email, to receive your free quotation for moving containers.
Moving containers requires the best trailers that can handle heavy or wide loads. The choice of a suitable trailer depends on the container size, 20 feet or 40 feet, and weight. Our container transport company has numerous types of trailers that handle oversized, heavy, or wide containers. Our logistic agents can recommend lightweight and high-strength chassis trailers because of their outstanding maneuverability, flexibility, and ability to carry 20-foot, 40-foot, and extended containers. We also use flatbed trailers that have adequate strength for container hauling. Another trailer option to hire is the Gooseneck, which can carry light to heavy containers.
Loading a container on a trailer or truck requires specialized equipment or tools. Shipping container movers first ensure the container is in perfect condition, free from damages, holes, or issues that can damage the things inside. Next, the shipping specialists moving the containers ensure the trailer is parked in the best position for proper loading. It should have all the required tie-downs to hold the container securely for safe transportation. Our container transport company uses cargo lifters, such as top pickers, driverless AGVs, forklifts, and cranes, to lift the cargo and properly position it in the trailer for securing and transportation.
Yes, permits are a vital requirement when shipping a container locally or internationally. Some local, state, international, and federal guidelines, regulations, and laws require you to have permits based on the type of goods you are transporting and the final destination of your cargo. As a renowned legitimate transportation company, we navigate the shipping industry and regulations to ensure our clients get all the necessary permits to ship their containers safely without legal issues.
Yes, we have cranes that help us load and offload your container from trailers and other means of transportation. The numerous cranes for loading and unloading include crawler, tower, overhead, floating, and gantry cranes with different applications. Tower cranes are state-of-the-art equipment that can lift containers to and from trailers during intermodal shipping. Overhead cranes help in lifting heavy containers in our shipyards.