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If you’re a dealer or business person who deals with heavy and awkward shaped equipment and you’re looking for the most convenient way to ship or truck such materials, using bolster shipping containers is your best bet. The only caveat to this option is that your cargo should be items that can withstand weather and elements because bolster containers have no roof, top, or side walls. Items being shipped by bolster shipping containers are completely exposed to the elements. So, you need to consider if the cargo is elements proof before deciding on using bolster container for the shipping.

If the exposure is not of any concern to you, then bolster container will come handy for transporting your heavy, long, or bulky sized freight. BFS Containers supplies all the standard sizes that allow you to transfer items from truck to ship to train efficiently and conveniently. If you found all these aforementioned attributes of bolster containers exciting and you’re looking to learn more about its potential uses and advantages for you, then relax, and take the next few minutes to read the content of this page to the end. I’m sure, you will be better informed about the potentials of bolster container for your business.

What Are Bolster Shipping Containers?

A bolster container falls within the flat rack family. Unlike the regular containers with roof and side walls, they come with a sturdy, slightly thinner base, and with no end walls or roof. They are constructed out of Corten steel with a very strong base and come in standard sizes of 20’ and 40’ so they can be moved easily and conveniently from truck to port to ship. Bolster containers consist of a wooden floor and a steel frame support, making them the most convenient for shipping the heaviest or oversized items that do not require protection from the elements but needed to be shipped safely. So, what are bolster containers used for?

Uses of Bolster Containers

Bolster containers can be used to carry almost anything that can be exposed to the elements. There are items that are extremely tall or with extra width or length. Such items often constitute a huge challenge for construction companies or individual business owners who need to move from one location to another because they cannot be placed inside the traditional shipping containers or open roof containers. However, with bolster containers, such awkward sized items can be shipped with ease. In fact, bolster containers are great choices for the widest, longest and biggest of items that needed to be shipped.

So, if you are looking for an economical way to truck or ship your heavy, bulky wide and awkward freight, bolster containers will come handy for you. Bolsters are flat rack shipping containers and they are some of the strongest shipping containers on the market. They can be used to carry up to 30,000 KG of cargo, and they also allow you to conveniently transfer your large and heavy goods from truck to ship to train. Bolster containers can be used to ship items like oversized cables, metal sheets, steel coils, wood, machinery, industrial parts and construction materials. Many business owners and individuals are using bolster containers to ship vehicles, boats, yachts, bulldozers or water tanks.

Some individuals have also creatively use bolster container as a bridge to link two hinterlands separated by stream or flood. This can be done easily and it is moveable unlike the concrete bridge that is permanent. More also, the cost is lesser compared to constructing concrete bridges.

Who Would Need a Bolster Container?

Bolster containers are not frequently used like the traditional general purpose shipping containers. Bolster flat rack containers can only be used for any oversized item, in as much as it cannot get damaged from being exposed to elements. So, bolster shipping containers are used by construction companies, industrial shipping companies, agricultural equipment manufacturing companies, international moving companies, mining companies, logging companies, as well as individual business owners who might want to ship items such as machinery, large pieces of metal or wood, industrial parts, cars, boats or yachts. Many of these companies often use tools and machinery that weigh tons and bolsters are the most suitable containers for carrying items with such weight magnitude.

Advantages of Bolster Containers

  • They are made from high-quality Corten steel and wooden material that naturally provide great supports for heavy materials.
  • They can be trusted to move bulky items that do not need to be covered or protected safely from one location to another.
  • Bolster containers can fit into all modes of transport. You can move your cargo from truck to port to ship to train.
  • Bolster containers are made into standard sizes. Hence, they are stackable when not in use, and as such, give room for space management.
  • They are readily available and are affordable. They can be shipped to you anywhere you are within Australia.

Where Can You Buy Bolster Shipping Containers?

Whether you’re living in South Africa or anywhere else in the world, and you’re in need of bolster containers, BFS Containers offers you the best bolster container you can find on the market in terms of quality and affordability. We are one of South Africa’s leading manufacturers of shipping containers for sale, including bolster containers. We can deliver South Africa-wide, both to individuals and to the mining, construction, agricultural and corporate sectors. We offer new, used, modified and customised shipping containers for sale, with fast and efficient service direct to your worksite, business or home. Contact us today. With our multiple depots all over Australia, we can deliver your order to you within 24 hours.

So, if you have bulk shipping needs, you can easily purchase bolster shipping containers in bulk from BFS Containers and store them together on top of one another to manage space when they are not in use.

Specifications 20′ Flat Rack Container 40′ Flat Rack Container
Max Gross Weight 21,440 kg 25,000 kg
Tare Weight 2,560 kg 5,480 kg
Dimensions Length Width Height
20′ Flat Rack External 6.60 m (20′) 2.44 m (8′) 2.90 m (9’6”)
20′ Flat Rack Internal 5.80 m 2.99 m 2.66 m
40′ Flat Rack External 12.19 m (40′) 2.44 m (8′) 2.90 m (9’6”)
40′ Flat Rack Internal 12.00 m 2.29 m 2.66 m

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