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Flat Rack containers

Flat Rack Containers are fantastic for loading a wide range of oversized heavy items that aren’t able to be loaded onto a standard container. Flat Racks are heavily engineered for this very purpose and usually have a payload of around 40 – 45 tonnes. They are by far the most robust form of shipping container available and come in for different types – Flush Folding Ends, Folding Ends, Fixed Ends and Bases.

20ft Flat Rack Container

Our 20ft Flat Rack containers are designed and constructed for the transportation of general cargo at sea and on land (road or rail) throughout the world and will be suitable for the environmental conditions imposed by those modes of transport. All materials used in the construction are able to withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -40C to +70C without effect on the container’s strength

  • Constructed with steel framing and wooden floorboards
  • Made from extremely tough Corten Steel
  • Exterior x 3 coats of Paint.
  • Forklift Pockets (Usually) – For onsite moves

Delivery Options: Swing lift Truck, Hiab truck or Flat deck. Flat deck delivery is the cheapest option but does require the customer to have a site crane or forklift.

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40ft Flat Rack Container

Our Flat Rack containers are designed and constructed for the transportation of general cargo at sea and on land (road or rail) throughout the world and will be suitable for the environmental conditions imposed by those modes of transport. All materials used in the construction are able to withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -40C to +70C without effect on container’s strength

  • Constructed with steel framing and wooden floorboards
  • Made from extremely tough Corten Steel
  • Exterior x 3 coats of Paint.
  • Forklift Pockets (Usually) – For onsite moves

Delivery Options: Swing lift Truck, Hiab truck or Flat deck. Flat deck delivery is the cheapest option but does require the customer to have a site crane or forklift.

Need help with dimensions? View our dimensions page

Frequently asked questions

What are the different types of Flat Rack Containers?

There are four different types of Flat Rack Containers available. They are:

Flush Folding Ends
Flush Folding Ends are a type where the ends can either be up or can be down. They fold into the deck which can be loaded onto and used as a base as well.

Folding Ends
When not in use, the ends can come down to minimise space and reduce transportation costs.

Fixed Ends
Ends are permanently fixed in an upright position and fully welded in construction.

Bases
These are Flat Rack Containers with no ends attached.

What are Flat Rack Containers used for?

Flat Rack Containers are used to transport oversized and/or heavy items and loads. This can include such things as raw steel, machinery, industrial parts, piping, vehicles, farm equipment, concrete products and more. They are also commonly used as bridges for a fraction of the price compared to a traditional bridge.

What sizes do Flat Rack Containers come in?

Flat Rack Containers are available in 20ft and 40ft sizes.

What is the payload?

Flat racks are engineered with serious payloads in mind. The steel in most parts is extremely thick compared to a standard container. 

A 20ft Flat Track Container has a payload of approximately 31,000 – 34,000kg
A 40ft Flat Track Container has a payload of approximately 39,000 – 44,000kg

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