Western Container Group

ERS Johnson Pty Ltd trading as Western Container Services has 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.

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 produce 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 occur 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.