TRUCK & TRAILER DELIVERY

20’ (6m) Truck and Trailer Delivery

This option is suitable for long distance delivery of 2 x 20’ containers, but where access means they cannot be delivered on one Semi. With this option, the trailer can be disconnected on site and each container placed from the truck only.

Allowances:

  • Height 4.6m (15.1ft) flat for entry, and 10m (33ft) tilt for unloading,
  • Length 18m (60ft)
  • Width 3.5m (11.5ft)
  • Max Wieght – Contact customer service on 1300 556 991





This is provided as a guide only. Delivery trucks vary between different makes and models. If you have specific delivery requirements please discuss in detail with your Containers First Customer Service Specialist before finalising your order.

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HI-AB DELIVERY

10’ (3m), 20’ (6m) & 40’ (12m) container HI-AB delivery

HI-AB Trucks have a mounted crane to position a container at any angle to the delivery truck (e.g. 90 º, 45°, etc.) They can also place a container on a platform/piers/raised area, over obstructions such as  walls/fences etc, and can be offloaded to either the side, or the rear of the truck. Please note, 40’ High cube containers cannot be delivered via this method. The HI-AB can deliver an empty container to a reach of up to 12 metres. All HI-AB trucks differ in size. Please consult our team if you require a HI-AB truck for your storage container delivery and confirm the details of your site to ensure correct delivery. Can deliver with a truck and trailer to accommodate a 2x 20ft container.

10’ (3m) or 20’ (6m) container delivery

Allowances:

  • Height 4.6m (15.1ft) flat for entry and 10m (33ft) for unloading
  • Width 3.5m (11.5ft)
  • Length 10m (33ft) for a 20’ Container

40’ (12m) container delivery

Allowances:

  • Height 4.6m (15.1ft) flat for entry and 10m (33ft) for unloading
  • Width 3.5m (11.5ft).
  • Length 18m (60ft), for a 40’ Container

This is provided as a guide only. Delivery trucks vary between different makes and models. If you have specific delivery requirements please discuss in detail with your Containers First Customer Service Specialist before finalising your order. 

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SIDE LOADER DELIVERY

A Side Loader is the best solution for delivery when there is limited space in front or behind where the container is to be located. Side loader delivery is ideal when the shipping container is loaded to or from the delivery address. The truck drives or reverses beside the space the container will sit. The container is then offloaded onto the ground (on the drivers’ side of the vehicle only), and lands between the two out rigger feet of the side loader, parallel to, and approximately half a metre from the side of the truck.

20’ (6m) container delivery

Allowances:

  • Height 4.6m (15.1ft)
  • Width – 6m (19.6ft)
  • Length – 10m (33ft)
  • Max Weight – 20t

NOTE: Rigid Truck


20’ (6m) or 40’ (12m) container delivery

Allowances:

  • Height 4.6m (15.1ft)
  • Width 6m (19.6ft)
  • Length 16m (53ft)
  • Max Weight – 20t

NOTE: Semi-trailer

This is provided as a guide only. Delivery trucks vary between different makes and models. If you have specific delivery requirements please discuss in detail with your Containers First Customer Service Specialist before finalising your order. 

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TILT TRAY DELIVERY

Tilt Tray delivery is an excellent and cost effective choice for delivery, where access and space is not strictly limited. In this method, the tray of the truck lifts up from the cab, allowing the container to slide in a controlled and safe manner slowly until the back edge is on the ground. The truck then drives forward, and the container remains stationary, continuing to gently slide lower down the tray of the truck until it is wholly unloaded.

10’ (3m) or 20’ (6m) container delivery

Space requirements:

  • Allow a tilting height of 5m for a 20’ container.
  • Allow a total Length of 20m, for a 20’ Container on a truck who’s maximum load is 1 x 20 container only.
  • Allow and a Width 3.5m for either 20’ or 40’ deliveries

NOTE: Max 9 tons


40’ (12m) container delivery

Space requirements:

  • Allow a tilting height of 6m for a 40’ container.
  • Allow a total Length of 40m, for a 40’ Container on a semi.
  • Allow and a Width 3.5m for either 20’ or 40’ deliveries.

NOTE: Max 9 tons


This is provided as a guide only. Delivery trucks vary between different makes and models. If you have specific delivery requirements please discuss in detail with your Containers First Customer Service Specialist before finalising your order.

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Shipping container under-structure damage

Some clients are not really aware of how serious/dangerous damaged condition are for the container under-structure, maybe just because of the underside structure is seldom to be exposed to have an inspection. In fact, underside structural members are easily damaged by various lifting operation. These photos show the damaged cross-members and tyne-side, which are resulted from the tough improper forklift operation. This type damage is hard to see, and does weaken the flooring strength integrity. If no repair occurs at the first place, it would cause much more expensive repair cost soon.

Shipping container under-structure damage

 

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Shipping container under-structure damage _4

 

Shipping container under-structure damage _2

CORNER CASTING WORN OUT

This box got an in-service inspection somewhere five months ago, and had a CSC updated.

It is believed that the corner casting bottom aperture has been worn-out then, apparently the client ignored such worn-out damage to put it for use continuously. From stage 1 photo, just half percentage thickness remains after worn-out. Then, it could cause stress cracking due to remaining wall thickness collapsed as shown in stage 2 photo. Finally, whole material would be gone (stage 3) and an impact-like breakage/breach happens. It is extremely dangerous condition during the transportation.

 

STAGE 1

corner casting stage 1 worn out


STAGE 2

corner casting stage 2 cracking


STAGE 3

corner casting stage 3 breach corner casting stage 3 broken

 

Mezzanine Deck falling failure 1

Mezzanine Deck Failure in Side Opening Container or Taughtlier

There are some typical cases in relation with mezzanine deck failure in side opening container or taught-liner:

–          Cracking to welding joint to container frame – stress concentration

–          Cracking to longitudinal beam/member of mezzanine deck understructure – stress concentration

–          Cracking/torn at the top surface of mezzanine deck – heavy loading with tough operation

–          Mezzanine deck supporting shoes/retainer failure partially or completely – impact damage

–          Safety slide locking pins failure due to vibration moving during road/rail transport

Mezzanine Deck transverse member vertical cracking Mezzanine Deck Support Shoe broken 1 Mezzanine Deck Shoe plug missing Mezzanine Deck Shoe plug missing Mezzanine Deck falling failure 2 locking bar not in position Mezzanine Deck falling failure 1 Mezzanine Deck connection cracking 2

 

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