Container Transport is amongst the most economical type of cargo transportation around. Container transport is used in both domestic and international avenues of transportation. Containers have been around for many years, as far back as the 1930’s.
Container transportation has made the flow of cargo movement much easier to both the industrial and public sectors. Companies are able to export and import large amounts of product merchandise as well as equipment and just about anything else you can think of in these containers, whilst the public sector is able to use these containers for day to day things such as moving home contents to a new home and even in some instances, as an on-site storage facility.
Containers are able to move cargo across land, sea and air, making this one of the easiest modes of cargo transportation.
The general term given to the transportation of these containers is Containerization. Containers are an extremely convenient mode of transporting cargo as they are easy to load and unload. They can also be stacked on top of each other, which maximises the use of storage space in a facility.
The general modes of transportation used to move these containers are logistic vehicles, such as container ships, flatcars for rail transportation and semi-trailer trucks. The movement of the containers from its grounded position to a location to its transportation vehicle is done via a completely mechanized handling system that uses cranes and specialized forklift trucks to get them on board.
An interesting point to know is that all containers are numbered and also tracked using pc based programmes, this ensures the safety and integrity of a container whilst in transit.
The bringing about of containers has lowered costs and also removed the manual sorting of cargo on a ship entirely. Containers have also reduced the need for warehousing in some industries. The introduction to containers also drastically reduced the congestion at shipping ports as cargo is offloaded and loaded much faster!
Do you have a container that you need to be moved? Well then, get in contact with Jacobs Transport today! Founded in 1999, we boast unrivalled industry experience and are seen as industry leaders in our sectors. We offer container movement services both nationally as well as cross-border container transportation services. Be sure to call Jacobs Transport today, to ensure your container is transported safely, timeously and in a professional manner to its desired destination.