If you have taken on a project that will require you to ship a large number of shipping containers, you may already be considering crane hire to handle the loading of the transport. The problem is that if this is a one-time transport, you may be considering the best options for that transport. If this sounds like your situation, there are some benefits to using a float hire for the transport of the shipping containers and other items. Here are some of those benefits and what to know about each one.
If you are looking for a fast way to get the storage containers to their new location, then you may find using a float hire is your optimal option. Float hires allow you to load large amounts of storage containers for marine-based shipment. You can stack the storage containers as well, giving you a more viable and suitable option for transporting larger loads. These loads would take longer and require more transport services and equipment if they were being transported by train or roadway.
A benefit that many companies see in float hire is the ability to reduce the number of possible delays with the shipment. With traditional road or railway transport, you can run into issues such as road and track blockages. Wrecks on the road, problems with the tracks and related issues can cause delay times for repairs. Once repairs or clearing of accidents has been done, you may continue, but there could be other delays due to traffic and backups as well. These small delays can add up to major delays in your transport arriving. With a float hire, you do not have these delays, and alternative routes can be put in place ahead of time to avoid bad weather conditions or issues that may increase the transport time.
Multiple Shipping Container Styles
You may have shipping containers that have refrigerated units. These units may also cause some issue when you have larger shipping containers to transport rather than just traditional trucks. If this is the case, a float hire can help you by providing a transportation option that handles multiple refrigerated containers as well as traditional shipping containers within the same transport.
If these benefits to using a float hire for your shipping container transport sounds ideal to you, contact your local transport and shipping hire contractor. They can help you with options, with pricing and with scheduling for a pickup. They can also answer questions you have about the process and possible future hauls.