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BFS Containers have container depots situated right across the country, which means we can offer a fast shipping container delivery service South Africa-wide. We know time is money when it comes to business, and consequently we usually arrange to have our containers delivered to your site within a few days.

How to Get a Shipping Container Delivered

Getting a shipping container delivered is easy with BFS Containers, with the standardised sizes ensuring a container can be transferred from depot to truck (or ship) and off to the worksite (or home) efficiently and easily.

The shipping container delivery methods we use vary depending on the container size, and the site we are delivering to. Here are the transport methods that are available to you:

Tilt Tray Delivery

Our tilt tray shipping container delivery transporters come in a range of sizes depending on your purchased container. We commonly use a 20′ tilt tray transporter which allows us to transport one 20′ shipping container, or two 10′ shipping containers. We also have an optional 20′ trailer that attaches to the 20′ tilt tray transporter that allows for an additional 20′ shipping container.

Side Loading Delivery

Side loaders are used to transport our 20 foot and 40 foot shipping containers. This is the best delivery method for container at sites that have limited space either in front or behind the area where the container is to be positioned. The container is unloaded between the two outrigger feet of the side loader, approximately half a metre from the side of the truck.

Hiab Delivery

A Hiab Transporter is a crane-mounted truck. This is used for shipping container delivery when there is limited space for a side loader or tilt tray. Using a crane means the container is easily positioned at an angle or up on a raised area. It can also be used to place containers over a fence or other obstacles. A Hiab Transporter can deliver 10 foot, 20 foot or 40 foot containers.

Semi Trailer Delivery

A semi trailer is usually a cheaper option of delivery, though a forklift or crane is needed to remove the container from the vehicle when it has reached the drop off location. This option is only recommended if you have the equipment needed to off-load the shipping container from the flat bed transporter, as this is not arranged by PSC.

Delivery Methods Depend on Your Worksite

Before we deliver your shipping container, we will need to ask you a few questions on where you want your container positioned on site. It is important that you know exactly where you want the container to be placed on your property, as this will determine exactly what type of transport method we’ll use to deliver it. For example, a side loader can only unload to the driver’s side of the cabin, so we would need to know what the access to your property is like, and whether we should put the container doors to the front or back of the truck. Tilt tray transporters also have limitations as they can only deliver the container off the back of the truck. A Hiab crane would be used if we need to place the container over a fence or on a raised level. To find out the best delivery method for your container, we will discuss all the details on delivery before dispatch.

Site Access

It is important to consider whether there will be any obstacles that may interfere with your shipping container delivery. Low tree branches, house eaves, power lines, narrow driveways, gates and boggy ground will all need to be considered. There are also space requirements that will need to be discussed before delivery of your shipping container, so an accurate measurement of the area where you want your shipping container to be placed is a good idea.

Site Preparation

A level surface is necessary for the placement of your container. If the container is sited on uneven ground, the walls can buckle or twist and result in the container doors becoming unaligned, making them difficult to open and close. Drainage is another important consideration when siting your container. We recommend having the container raised slightly with chocks to allow ventilation underneath and avoid moisture settling beneath your container. An alternative would be to site the container on a bed of gravel, which will encourage draining. Shipping containers are designed to be wind and water tight, but proper drainage and ventilation is required when being used as storage. These considerations will ensure your shipping container is maintained in good condition, and will continue to protect your goods in storage for many years to come.

Buying or Hiring? Shipping Container Delivery is Simple!

Whether you’re buying or hiring a shipping container, BFS Containers can easily arrange shipping container delivery for you. Plus our containers all come with a money back guarantee, so you can trust us to arrange the perfect shipping container for you every time. To find out more, or to arrange delivery, ring us on +27 788 127 955. or fill out our on-line quote form and we’ll get your container out to you ASAP.

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