Flat Rack Shipping Containers

Flat Rack Shipping Containers for Sale

Flat rack shipping containers are the perfect transportation option for goods that won’t fit in a general purpose container or on an open top container. So if it’s big, if it’s awkward, if it’s an odd shape, and if it seems impossible to transport. Then a flat rack shipping container could well be the answer you’ve been looking for!

Flat rack shipping containers consist of a flat bed with either fixed or collapsible ends, or no ends at all. The efficiency of standardised shipping is built on the premise that containers can be easily transported from ship to port to truck or train, and oversized or difficult goods are no exception. Port Shipping Containers are situated in a industry built on innovative ideas, and it continues to innovate itself everyday.

Oversized cables, drums, metal sheets, steel coils, wood, trucks, heavy equipment, large industrial parts, construction materials and even boats are just some of the items that a flat rack shipping container can transport. Got a yacht that needs transporting? A water tank or bulldozer? Flat rack shipping containers are more likely the right container for the job.

Amazingly, flat rack containers can still be stacked as well. Whilst flat racks don’t have fixed side walls or load-carrying structures, they still have the standardised weight bearing corner fittings both at the top and bottom of the container so that they can still be safely stacked (if the load is wide, rather than high) and easily handled.

Flat Rack Shipping Container Range:

  • 20 foot Collapsible-End Flat Rack Containers.
  • 20 foot Fixed-End Flat Rack Containers.
  • 20 foot Platform Flat Rack Containers.
  • 40 foot Collapsible-End Flat Rack Containers.
  • 40 foot Fixed-End Flat Rack Containers.
  • 40 foot Platform Flat Rack Container.

Here at Port Shipping Containers we have a range of new and used flat rack shipping containers are available for sale or hire in 20-foot and 40-foot sizes in fixed-end, platform and collapsible configurations, one of which is no doubt perfect for you.

Specifications20' Flat Rack Container40' Flat Rack Container
Max Gross Weight21,440 kg25,000 kg
Tare Weight2,560 kg5,480 kg

20' Flat Rack External6.60 m (20')2.44 m (8')2.90 m (9'6'')
20' Flat Rack Internal5.80 m2.99 m2.66 m
40' Flat Rack External12.19 m (40')2.44 m (8')2.90 m (9'6'')
40' Flat Rack Internal12.00 m2.29 m2.66 m

Flat Rack Fixed End Containers

Flat rack fixed end containers are high loading capacity container with a floor and two fixed end walls, but no side walls. They are used for oversized wide loads. The end walls allow cargo to be secured and for the flat racks to be stacked on top of each other easily and securely.

Flat Rack Collapsible Containers

Like the flat rack fixed end containers, flat rack collapsible containers have a floor, no side walls, and two end walls. The difference is that the end walls can be collapsed if required. They are useful for shipping overlength cargo and have the added bonus of saving space because they can be stacked into a small space with the end walls collapsed if they are being stored or repositioned.

Platform Flat Rack Containers

Platform flat rack shipping containers, also known as Bolster Containers, don’t have side or end walls; but are made up entirely of a floor structure that can withstand a high loading capacity which enables heavy weight to be stacked in a small area.

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