Setting Up Shipping Container

Setting Up Shipping Container

First of all, you should know that there are regulations regarding shipping containers. You may be tempted to think that you can do whatever you want on your property, things are not quite so. You can’t just put a shipping container on your property.  You need to check the local legislation and accepted standards. Considering that shipping containers are quite versatile and can be re-purposed in a variety of ways, this may be a subject of great interest. So, here is what you need to know if you want to have such a container on your property.

  • Why should you consider a shipping container?

If you plan to move, for instance, and you have to move furniture across the state, or further, a shipping container may be your cheapest option. It is convenient and practical, allowing large loads at a time, which will help you save both time and money. You just need to have the shipping container on your property and load it up with your belongings. The best part about having a shipping container for house removal is that you don’t have to worry about space when it comes to furniture.

  • Find space for the container on your property

When you take shipping containers into account, you should also bear in mind that they are quite large. At the same time, they will have to be brought on the property and removed by a rather large vehicle as well. These being said, you will need to find a good spot for the shipping container and grant access to the shipping vehicle for getting in and out of your property. Ideally, you should place the container on leveled terrain. In case the terrain is not well leveled, you will need small blocks of wood placed under the corners of the container so that it sits straight when placed on the ground. So, you will need blocks of wood of various thicknesses in order to adjust the level of the container.

  •  Can you place it on the road?

As mentioned earlier, a shipping container will be brought in and removed by a large truck, more precisely a tilt tray truck. For this truck to lay the container on your property, you will need to have 20 meters in a straight line from where the shipping container will be placed. There should also be no obstacles at a height of at least 4.5 meters. So, watch out for cables, trees, and anything else that could hang lower than this height. Finally, a width of at least 3 meters of clearance is also required, which will allow the truck to maneuver without difficulties.

Now that we covered the details concerning the truck, let’s see just how big a shipping container is. When it comes to moving, there are two sizes that are used. There is a 20 feet high cube container, with a length of 6.1 m, a width of 2.4 m, and a height of 2.9 m. This is one of the most commonly met shipping containers and can accommodate up to 38 cubic meters of items. The larger version is the 40 feet container, used mostly for moves in the commercial sector. With a length of 11.9 m, a width of 2.35 m, and a height of 2.7 m, this is a rather large container. Of course, its capacity of almost double, as it is able to accommodate up to 76 cubic meters.

  • Can Truck Bring the Container?

As mentioned earlier, a shipping container will be brought in and removed by a large truck, more precisely a tilt tray truck. For this truck to lay the container on your property, you will need to have 20 meters in a straight line from where the shipping container will be placed. There should also be no obstacles at a height of at least 4.5 meters. So, watch out for cables, trees, and anything else that could hang lower than this height. Finally, a width of at least 3 meters of clearance is also required, which will allow the truck to maneuver without difficulties. Now that we covered the details concerning the truck, let’s see just how big a shipping container is.

When it comes to moving, there are two sizes that are used. There are a 20 feet high cube container, with a length of 6.1 m, a width of 2.4 m, and a height of 2.9 m. This is one of the most commonly met shipping containers and can accommodate up to 38 cubic meters of items. The larger version is the 40 feet container, used mostly for moves in the commercial sector. With a length of 11.9 m, a width of 2.35 m, and a height of 2.7 m, this is a rather large container. Of course, its capacity of almost double, as it is able to accommodate up to 76 cubic meters.

For more specific shipping container laws in Australia, you need to visit your local government office.

 

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