FAQ

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions page!

On this page we answer the most frequently asked questions we get e-mailed from our readers and asked on a daily basis, feel free to send us more questions to this e-mail: faq@shippingcontainerjungle.com

What are shipping containers?

Shipping containers are steel boxes that are used to transport goods by sea, rail, or road. They are made to be durable and weatherproof and can be stacked on top of each other to save space.

What sizes are shipping containers available?

Shipping containers come in a variety of sizes, from small containers that can hold about 50 cubic feet of cargo, to large containers that can hold up to 2,500 cubic feet.

What are shipping containers made from?

Shipping containers are typically made from corrugated steel, which is a type of steel that is strong and durable.

How much does a shipping container cost?

The cost of a shipping container varies depending on the size and condition of the container. A used container can cost anywhere from if you’re lucky $1,000 and upwards.

What is the difference between a dry van and a reefer?

A dry van is a type of shipping container that is used to transport dry goods, such as clothing or food that does not need to be refrigerated. A reefer is a type of shipping container that is used to transport perishable goods, such as food or flowers, that need to be kept at a certain temperature.

What are the dimensions of a standard shipping container?

A standard shipping container is 20 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 8 feet high.

How much cargo can a shipping container hold?

The amount of cargo that a shipping container can hold depends on the size of the container. A small container can hold about 50 cubic feet of cargo, while a large container can hold up to 2,500 cubic feet.

Are there any special considerations when packing a shipping container?

When packing a shipping container, it is important to pack the goods evenly so that the container is not too heavy on one side. It is also important to make sure that the goods are secured so they will not move around during transport.

Can I ship my car in a shipping container?

It is possible to ship a car in a shipping container, but there are some special considerations that need to be taken into account. The car will need to be securely fastened to the floor of the container, and it is important to make sure that there is enough air ventilation in the container so that the car does not get too hot.

Are there any restrictions on what I can ship in a shipping container?

There are some items that cannot be shipped in a shipping container, such as hazardous materials, live animals, and perishable goods. It is important to check with the shipping company to see if there are any restrictions on what you can ship.

What is the difference between a container yard and a port?

A container yard is a storage facility for shipping containers. A port is a location where ships can dock to load and unload cargo.

What is the difference between a chassis and a flatbed?

A chassis is a type of trailer that is used to transport shipping containers. A flatbed is a type of truck that is used to transport large items, such as construction equipment.

How do I find a shipping company?

There are many shipping companies that are listed in the phone book or online. You can also ask your local chamber of commerce for recommendations.