Containers offer Solutions that you may not have thought of
Container shipping is a method of using commercial freight transport to carry non-bulk cargo in truck-sized containers over long distances. Licensed freight brokers use containerization to ensure that goods get to distributors, who can then deliver them to consumers.
The use of standardized containers has transformed the transport and shipping industry. They allow container freight to be quickly and safely packed, stored, and transported by road, rail, and ship. Standardized freight shipping containers keep the products safe from shifting and protect against environmental hazards during shipping and storage. Some containers are refrigerated or climate-controlled to protect delicate or perishable goods for an extended time.
Satellite Specialized Transportation, Inc. has over 30 years of experience in container transportation services. We continuously monitor our containers and are uniquely positioned to quickly optimize routes to adapt to additional pickups or drop-offs, traffic, or severe weather.
Because we are one of the most efficient shipping container transport companies, you can expect the highest level of customer service; increased flexibility; and fast, cost-effective, worry-free deliveries when you work with us.
Selecting Suitable Shipping Containers
Choosing the right freight shipping containers is a critical first step to ensuring customers receive their freight in the original condition. At Satellite, we understand the importance of durability and overall design quality.
We take our time in thoroughly inspecting and selecting our containers for suitability for a wide range of freight. Our inspection procedure covers every part of the container to ensure nothing is missed, including the frame, walls, roof, floor, underside, and interior.
The Benefits of Container Shipping
There are many benefits to using container transport services, including but not limited to:
Containerization provides significant economic benefits over other modes of transportation. It is a quick and cost-effective solution for shipping non-bulk goods. Not only is the container thoroughly documented, but the information must be posted on the outside where the details of the freight are convenient for visual inspection by customs agents. Simplifying the process allows your shipment to quickly proceed to its destination.
Container shipping is ideal for safe and secure transport. It offers protection from damage and theft, as well as from environmental factors. Once sealed and placed in a secure container, the freight is virtually impervious to inclement weather, temperature extremes, fire, theft, and impacts, making it safe for both land and sea travel.
Containerization is a highly versatile and flexible method of transporting goods. While it is a widely preferred option for shipping large amounts of freight internationally, it is not exclusively used for long-distance transport.
Container shipping is also a cost-effective option for getting smaller shipments over a shorter distance. Because of the many types and uses of the containers, this versatile shipping method transports everything from consumable products to hazardous chemicals.
Your Choice for Fast, Secure, Cost-Effective Container Transportation Services
When your business depends on moving goods from one place to another, you want to know that your container transportation service provider has expertise, an excellent reputation, and a long history of success.
Whether you require international shipments that must comply with customs procedures and restrictions, or you need a reliable, secure, and cost-effective way to deliver goods over shorter distances, Satellite Specialized Transportation, Inc. is the superior choice. With over 30 years of experience, our customers rely on us to quickly deliver their freight to keep their businesses flowing smoothly.
Containers come in Two Sizes
There are two standard container types assumed to be reliably available from any reputable container shipping service: TEUs and FEUs or, twenty foot-equivalent units and forty foot-equivalent units, respectively. The equivalent foot measurement is one of length; standard width (8’) and standard height (8’6”) are almost always the same. These proportions were set by the International Standardization Organization (ISO) some time ago to improve the efficiency of global trading operations. Other sized containers are known to exist, but will not be compatible with or will lower the overall container capacity of the transporting vehicle. For this reason, non-standards containers are not as common and considerably more expensive.
Will your cargo will fit?
Before deciding to use container shipments, carefully calculate the size, number, and frequency of containers required. It is sub-optimal to send partially full containers. In order to avoid wasted space, production and /or delivery schedules may need adjusting. An additional consideration to be made is the size and shape of the objects being shipped. For smaller products, 2×2 or 2×4 boxes will make the best fit. Irregularly shaped products or components may be a poor choice for container shipping if they cannot be packed into normal proportions. In that case, consider another option such as flatbed shipping.
Whether the containers are owned or leased, ensure that the properties accommodating them can legally do so. Though containers are moveable objects, some zoning laws consider them to free standing structures. They are likely to be prohibited from occupying space in a residential area for extended amount of time. Some other legal considerations apply, particularly if you plan to ship internationally. Hazardous materials, liquids, and wastes are usually restricted. There are many special requirements for shipping controlled products, such as alcohol, gunpowder/weapons, and certain pharmaceuticals.
You benefit from our experience in delivering effective solutions to the complex global supply chains of some of America's biggest corporations.
You benefit from every innovation, whether it involves a simple extension to our Air or Ocean Freight partners, or it means a development in warehousing.
All of which explains why you’ll find the team of outstanding support at Satellite Trans ready to apply their passion for solutions in support of your business.