Empty (also known as TARE) Weight:
- 20 ft shipping container weighs 2200 KG (or 2.25t)
- 40ft shipping container weights 3950 KG (or 4t)
Contact us to find out the weights of other containers in our range!
Shipping containers are built to last. Tradecorp international manufactures our own containers, so we know that our products are built to withstand the rigours of transportation by ship, rail or road. Manufactured out of a high tensile steel frame and utilising corrugated steel walls and doors, the hive a treated timber floor which s mounted on steel cross members. Normally double doors are fitted on the narrow end, however there are plenty of other options to suit specific needs.
Shipping containers can make great homes and offices and there are literally thousands of containers being used today for this purpose all over Australia. With some insulation fitted, containers can in fact be a very efficient option for accommodation or workspace, as they are cost effective too.
Certain items cannot be accepted for storage or transportation under general conditions of carriage or insurance. For example: food, cash, bonds, jewellery, alcohol, fireworks or other explosives, flammable gases, liquids or solids, poisons and toxins, corrosives, radioactive materials, ammunition or firearms, scuba tanks, gas cylinders, aerosol cans, butane lighters and other pressurised vessels and pornography of any description. It is also inadvisable to include perishables or liquids, which could leak in transit causing untold damage.
The general conditions of carriage and insurance prohibit the use of containers to transport the following.
Food, Cash, Alcohol, Fireworks, explosives, Flammable items, Poisons, corrosive materials, ammunition, firearms, Radioactive materials, Gas cylinders, aerosols, lighters, and pressurised vessels. Of course, any illegal items in the country of origin, transit or destination are also prohibited. If you have any concerns whatsoever, we recommend you contact your legal representative for clarification.
At Tradecorp, our qualified and experienced staff can help you select the container that is right for you. As we both sell and rent containers, we can talk to you about the most cost effective and practical financial solution too.
Refrigerated shipping container can have a normal temperature range from -25 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius, meaning they can be used for both refrigerated and frozen stock.
To run a refrigerated shipping container, you will need a 3 phase 415-volt power supply.
Our containers come in 6m (20ft) and 12m (40ft) lengths, and standard height and high cube configurations. Our smallest shipping container is a 6m (20ft) standard, this provides 33.2cu/m of space, enough room for the contents of an average three-bedroom home.
Shipping containers are surprisingly roomy, and it is amazing how much can be fitted inside with careful packing. As there are a wide variety of sizes, from 6ft to 40ft available, talk to our staff, and from our assessment on what might work for you however as a rough gauge a 20ft container is usually enough for you to store and ship the contents of the average three-bedroom Australian home.
Depending on your location, delivery can be made very quickly. As we have a large number of depots around the country, some deliveries can be made within 24 hours.
Yes, as Tradecorp is a manufacturer, we can build a custom container to suit your specific needs.
Yes, we can – contact us for a quote.
No, if you alter the colour there will be charged to restore it. However, under an operating lease agreement, we can provide a container in the colour of your choice.
No, you must have level ground, ideally this should be a concreted surface. If you do not have a concrete surfaces, wooden sleepers or concrete blocks can be used.
CONTAINERS NEED TO BE ON LEVEL GROUND
The ideal solution for a container is to be placed a flat concretes surface.
No, not unless it is specified in your original hire agreement.
Yes you can, However if you do you will be charged for the full rental period.
Yes, you need to insure against all risks and at least up to the replacement value on your lease.
You are responsible for your stock; therefore, you must insure against all risk.
This may be possible; however, there will be a depot handling charge for lifting the container on or off your vehicle and the vehicle must comply with Health and Safety regulations.
Think of a shipping container as another storage room. You can use it to keep anything you would put in a warehouse, storeroom or shed. Choose 6m or 12m lengths and the door configuration that works best for your situation.
Almost everything under the sun – here is just a small sample from a very long list…
Cards, cars, motor parts, motorbikes, lawnmowers, shelving, packaging materials, TVs, electrical goods, building materials, retail items, canned goods, dry foodstuffs, fireworks, furniture, carpets, paintings, paint, lighting, computers, clothing, animal feed, bottled water, mobile phones, shoes, furniture, ceramics, aggregates, gas testing pipes, biscuits, tea, sweets.