Shipping Containers For Transportation & Logistics Companies

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Using Shipping Containers for Transportation & Logistics

Shipping containers have revolutionized intermodal transport around the world. With their standardized capacity and corrosion-resistant steel, shipping containers provide freight forwarders with a reliable — and repeatable — means of keeping cargo safe from bad weather, physical damage, and theft.


Beyond shipping cargo, transportation & logistics companies can repurpose containers as static storage units, warehouses, and even micro-distribution centers, providing a modular infrastructure for expansion with minimal capital investment.

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Customer Testimonials
Thousands of happy customers have chosen Boxhub as their container supplier of choice
Professional Quality Service
Professional, organized, accommodating. Every step of the way we were well informed and also able to make a change in our deliver date due to weather.
L. Schlender
Sep 5, 2023
Excellent Service
Love our new storage container! The process was easy and there was no surprises or hidden obstacles
AF
Dec 1, 2023
Very easy process and quick respo...
Very easy process and quick responses whenever I had a question. Very happy with my container. Thank you!
Brian D
Nov 15, 2023
Everything was perfect
Everything was perfect the service the delivery was on time and the truck driver was able to drop the container exactly where I wanted it!
Johnny Matherne
Sep 11, 2023

Benefits of Using Shipping Containers for Transportation

Standardization
Shipping containers come in standardized sizes (20ft, 40ft, etc.), making it easy for logistics companies to plan and optimize cargo space in various modes of transportation, such as ships, trains, and trucks.
Intermodal Transport
Containers are designed to be easily transferable between different modes of transportation, known as intermodal transport. This facilitates the seamless movement of goods without the need for repacking.
Cargo Protection
Shipping containers provide a secure and weather-resistant environment for goods during transit. This helps protect the cargo from damage caused by external elements, theft, or tampering.
Efficient Loading and Unloading
The use of standardized containers allows for quick and efficient loading and unloading processes at ports and terminals. This reduces turnaround times and enhances overall logistics efficiency.
Optimized Storage
Containers are stackable, which maximizes storage space in warehouses and during transportation. This is especially important in port areas where space is at a premium.

Cost-effective
Standardization lowers handling costs and enhances supply chain predictability. Additionally, containers are reusable and minimize the risk of damage to goods, further contributing to cost-saving benefits.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Shipping containers are standardized metal boxes designed for transporting goods across various modes such as ships, trucks, and trains. They provide a secure and efficient way to move cargo globally.

Shipping containers commonly come in sizes of 20ft and 40ft. Choosing the right size depends on the volume and nature of your cargo. Our experts can guide you in selecting the most suitable container for your needs.

Containerization standardizes cargo handling, making it faster and more efficient. Containers can be easily transferred between different modes of transportation, reducing loading and unloading times and minimizing the risk of damage.

Containerization optimizes transportation routes, reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Additionally, the reusability of containers minimizes the need for additional packaging materials.

While shipping containers are versatile, there may be restrictions on hazardous materials or oversized cargo. Our team can assist you in understanding and complying with these regulations.

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