Flatrack Containers are Ideal for Oversized Cargoes

The biggest benefit of a flatrack container is the ability to take a max gross weight of 45 tons and oversized, out-of-gauge cargoes.

Here are some other advantages of using a flatrack container:

  • Versatile Loading Options: A flatrack container is designed without side walls and a fixed roof, allowing for flexible loading and unloading from the top, sides, and ends. This design makes it suitable for transporting oversized, heavy, or awkwardly shaped cargo that cannot fit in a standard container.
  • Secure Transportation: Flatrack containers typically come with lashing points and securing devices, such as twist locks and tie-down points, to ensure the cargo remains stable during transportation. This feature helps prevent shifting, damage, or loss of goods, particularly when transporting heavy or irregularly shaped items.
  • Ease of Handling: The flatrack container is commonly used in intermodal transportation, allowing for easy transfer between different modes of transport such as trucks, trains, and ships. It can be lifted using cranes or forklifts from either end, facilitating efficient loading and unloading operations.
  • Cost Savings: When compared to specialised shipping methods for oversized cargo, such as open-top containers or flatbed trailers, a flatrack container can provide cost savings. It eliminates the need for custom-built shipping solutions, reducing transportation expenses for certain types of cargo.
  • Standardized Size: The 12m flatrack container follows the ISO standard dimensions of a 40-foot container. This standardisation ensures compatibility with most container handling equipment, infrastructure, and vessels, making it widely available and easily accommodated within existing shipping networks.
  • Increased Cargo Capacity: The flatrack container offers a larger cargo capacity compared to shorter flatrack variants. This allows for transporting a greater volume of goods within a single container, potentially reducing shipping costs and logistics complexities associated with multiple smaller containers.
  • Reusability: Like other shipping containers, flatrack containers are built to withstand harsh environmental conditions and rough handling. They are designed for multiple uses and are highly durable, making them a cost-effective choice for companies engaged in frequent cargo transportation.

For more information, contact Wesley Turk on 031 561 6767.

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