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.

Call 1300 554 358


Survey & Repair of ISO Tanks

ISO Container services.

  • Two container forklifts to ensure there are no delays in unloading/loading of ISO’s.
  • Cleaning of ISO containers.
  • Undercover on site surveys for in-service, off-hire and on-hire units.
  • Statutory testing of ISO’s for 2 ½ year air test, 5 year hydrostatic testing and 1 bar after wash air testing.
  • Internal and external repairs by experienced and certified welders and fabricators.
  • Surveys by fully qualified IICL surveyors.
  • DepotPro computerised system utilised to ensure the progress of your ISO can be monitored and reported daily.
  • Steam heating of cargoes.
  • Constant temperature hot water can be used to heat high temperature sensitive cargoes.
    Tank Survey and Repair

Shipping Container Depot Services

Western Container Services is an empty container Depot located in the inner west of Sydney with a capacity of 3500TEU and modern forklift equipment. It is 23 minutes from Port Botany, 9 minutes from Sydney Freight terminal and 1 minute from the proposed Enfield Intermodal terminal. It has a large client base of shipping and leasing clients and specializes in domestic container and rail equipment.

Services include:

  • We survey your units to all applicable international and domestic standards (including IICL, CIC qualified surveying and certification to R-Series)
  • Undercover repairs by our experienced crew are monitored with comprehensive Quality Control program
  • Qualified container engineer to advise on structural defects and provide you with solutions and alternatives
  • Container Transport, servicing all your transport requirements
  • Full computer reporting – plain text or EDI formats
  • Storage for 3600 TEU
  • Refrigeration Pre Trip and repair
  • Curtain-side, 48ft, side door and other specialized equipment storage modification and repair
  • EPA approved container wash facilities

Shippinh Container Depot Quality Check