Your Ultimate Guide to Shipping Container Delivery: FAQs Answered

Your Ultimate Guide to Shipping Container Delivery: FAQs Answered


Curious about how your shipping container will be delivered? Wondering what preparations you need to make? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to guide you through the delivery process.


A 40' custom scale house loaded up and ready for delivery.


1. How will my Shipping Container be delivered? Your container will arrive at your requested location on a truck with a tilt-bed trailer. During the ordering process, consider how you want your container loaded on the trailer, as this will affect its placement upon delivery.


2. What do I need to do to get my location ready for delivery? While not required, most customers prepare a gravel bed or concrete platform to keep the container level and ensure proper drainage. Keeping the container level is essential for easy door operation.


3. Do I need planning permission for a Shipping Container? In most cases, temporary shipping containers do not require special permits. However, it’s wise to check with your local jurisdiction for any restrictions or requirements.


4. How much space is needed for the delivery of my Shipping Container? Our containers are delivered on a 40' tilt-bed trailer, requiring approximately 90 to 115 feet of space in front of the delivery site for unloading.


5. How do I prepare for electrical connections? Before delivery, consult local authorities for necessary permits. Ensure compatibility of service amps and schedule a licensed electrician for connection. Determine if you’ll connect to a utility service or a generator.


6. How do I prepare for plumbing connections? Hire a licensed plumber to handle all plumbing connections. Check local regulations for permit requirements. Provide details on water supply, distance from plumbing service, drainage, and usage to the plumber.


Prepare for seamless shipping container delivery by following these FAQs. Have more questions? Reach out to our team for expert guidance and assistance.


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