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Transport Guide

It is important for you to read the below information before we organise your container transport. Port Container Services have certain access requirements for your container to be delivered successfully.

Reasonable Access

A solid ground condition is considered reasonable with the ground not being too sandy or of clay texture. Soft ground conditions will cause the delivery truck to get bogged and can potentially cause damage to your property.
No excessively overgrown trees or shrubs should be within the space that the truck will be present (the truck should not be expected to push branches and other shrubery out of the way) and the truck panels, paint, mirrors and aerials etc. should all be considered when organising the delivery space.
A minimum of 1 metre clearance from power-lines at all times, when driving or loading on/off.
Brick paved or concreted driveways, kerbings or lawned areas, need to be realistic about marks / damage done whilst accessing, loading, unloading or egressing site.

Direction of Container

Ensure that you decide what position you want your container to be facing on your property and advise our staff. That way we can have the container facing the correct way on the truck to ensure efficient delivery.

Safety for all parties involved

Please ensure that you advise Port Containers of any obstructions on your property/site so that delivery is as safe as possible. Examples of obstructions can be telephone wires or large overhanging branches. The more information that we receive the more smoothly the process delivery will be.

Container Delivery Methods

1. Tilt Tray Truck Delivery

Tilt Tray delivery is the best method where there is plenty of space in front of where the container is going to be placed. The tray of the truck lifts up and lets the container slide back slowly until the back corner is on the ground, and as the truck drives forward the container remains stationary. The container slides down the tray of the truck as it drives forward until it is clear from under the container. Port Containers has both Tilt Tray and Semi Trailer Tilt Tray Trucks available for delivery/pickup.

6m Tilt Tray Clearance Requirements:
  • Height 5m (16.4ft), Width 3.5m (11.5ft), Length 20m (65.6ft)

6m Tilt Tray Truck

12m Tilt Tray Clearance Requirements:
  • Height 6m (19.6ft), Width 3.5m (11.5ft), Length 40m (131ft)

 12m Tilt Tray Truck

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2. Side Loader Delivery

Side Loader delivery is best suited where there is limited space in front or behind where the container is to be placed. We offload the container onto the ground on the drivers’ side of the vehicle. When the container is unloaded it lands between the two out rigger feet of the side loader, parallel to and approximately half a metre from the side of the truck.

6m Side Loader Clearance Requirements:
  • Height 4.6m (15.1ft), Width – 6m (19.6ft), Length – 10m (33ft)

6m Side Loader

12m Side Loader Clearance Requirements:
  • Height 4.6m (15.1ft), Width 6m (19.6ft), Length 16m (53ft)

12m Side Loader

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3. Hiab Delivery

This method uses a truck mounted crane and is used when neither a tilt tray or side loader truck can access the site. It is also the best way to position a container at an angle to the delivery truck (e.g. 90 º, 45°, etc.) or up on a platform/raised area, over fences etc. The truck can off load the container to either side or the rear of the truck. Hiab truck delivery allows for containers to be delivered over obstructions such as fences.

Hiab Clearance Requirements (Truck only):
  • Height 4.6m (15.1ft) for roller door entry and 10m (33ft) for unloading, Length 10m (33ft), Width 3.5m (11.5ft).

The Hiab can drop a container of 2.2 Tonne @ 11.9m

Hiab Delivery
4. Truck and Trailer Requirements:
  • Height 4.6m (15.1ft) for roller door entry and 10m (33ft) for unloading, Length 18m (60ft), Width 3.5m (11.5ft).

Truck and Trailer Delivery