Floor broken with x-member damaged

Typical floor broken with x-member damaged due to heavy loading or rough fork truck operations. It could have no remarkable damaged appearance on top floor view, but it is a serious CSC issue.

CSC Compliance

Corner Post Bent Inward

Corner post dented inward and ISO framework dimension cannot be kept.

CSC Compliance

Corner Post Bent

Corner post dent in and distorted more than IICL 25mm criteria.

CSC Compliance

Corner casting cracking

Corner casting cracking.

CSC Compliance

Corner casting broken

Serious consequence after corner casting worn out if no repair.

CSC Compliance

Corner casting bent up

Corner casting bottom aperture bent up to impair the twist lock cone securing, which is a serious safety issue.

CSC compliance

Corner casting worn out

Typical Corner casting worn out – remaining thickness unsafe for securing.

CSC Compliance






CSC Compliance

Bottom corner casting cut

Bottom corner casting cut – unsafe condition for securing.

CSC Compliance

BSR Cracking

Cracking at joint of the bottom corner casting and side rail, which would be coming along the web continuously if not repaired.

IICL5 Survey

New & Used Containers For Sales

Our complete range of standard and specialised containers for sale

Western Container Services provides premium quality new and used shipping containers for sale OR hire.

General Purpose and High Cube containers with sizes: 10ft, 20ft and 4oft. All types of specialised freight such as Side opening containers, Flat Racks, Open Top, Insulated or refrigerated containers.


Western Container Group

LC&N Johnson Pty Ltd trading as Western Container Group have proudly serviced all aspects of transport in the shipping container industry since 1974. Now under second generation management, we still provide a range of services from loaded and empty container storage through to major and minor repairs for all types of standard and specialised equipment.

In 2006 we extended our operations to service loaded container storage for in-transit shipping containers, at our newest depot opposite Sydney’s Pacific National Rail Head. In 2008 we expanded our activities here to service the bulk liquids transport sector, and built a modern drive-through road tanker and ISO tank wash and repair facility.

2011 delivered an opportunity to expand on our Hire, Sales and Modifications division with the acquisition of the Containers First brand, which has become the new face of our national wholesale and retail shipping container sales and modifications.

Western Container Services, has a reputation for great service and an unparalleled commitment to customer satisfaction. Our Sydney container storage, maintenance, repair and modification depot has capacity of 3600TEU. With a dedicated undercover repair area, our experienced team adhere to comprehensive quality control guidelines so that you get the best service available. Our services include advice on structural defects by a qualified container engineer, IICL qualified surveying, computer reporting in all EDI formats, refrigeration pre-trip and repairs, and specialised container modifications.

Western Container Rail & Transport, can leverage years of experience to keep your transport costs down and deliveries on time by finding the most efficient transport options for you needs. We can arrange tilt trays, side loaders, hi-abs, rail transport and more. We have even used cranes to get containers to places that most would not even consider.

Western Tank Services, whose facilities include fast, easy, reliable ISO service and repair, drive through B-double tanker wash and flexbag(flextank) services.   We know that meeting fast turn-around targets means that you can better utilise your expensive bulk liquid equipment. Our highly qualified team, hugh range of spare parts and top quality facilities allows you to send all your tanks for decanting, cleaning, testing and repairs to a supplier that is trusted locally and internationally.

Containers First, is the place to come for container sales, hire and leasing. We have an impressive range of new and second hand containers. to easily provide what you need. Containers First produces and sells modified containers for use as general on-site or off-site storage, portable buildings, dangerous goods storage, training facilities, emergency accommodation and custom event and marketing creations. Shipping containers are engineered to withstand the huge stresses that occurs during, sea, rail and road transport which makes them the ideal framework for many applications. If you can think of a possible use or modification for a shipping container our team at Containers First can make it happen.

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Survey & Repair

Western Container For Cost-Effective And Fast Container Certification And Repair

All shipping containers must meet minimum standards to travel by road, rail and sea. Most containers used for international transport must have a valid safety approval plate or CSC Plate affixed to certify each unit complies with international shipping regulations.

A Container Safety Certificate (CSC) issued from Western Containers assures your containers will be interoperable with all major seaports and transportation systems.

Cargo-worthy inspections are based on the structural integrity of each container, including the condition of the doors, floor, walls and ceiling understructure.

Determining whether a container is suitable for cargo can greatly reduce your risk of liability when exporting goods that must conform to domestic and international regulations. A faulty container could result in rejection at the rail or shipping terminal or costly damage to the goods during transport.