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ONTARIO
ONTARIO
BRITISH COLUMBIA
QUEBEC
MANITOBA
EDMONTON
NOVA SCOTIA
(416) 800-7467 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 228 Cherry St, Toronto, ON M5A 3L2
+1 2223 4567 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 2020 Willingdon Ave Suite 900, Burnaby, BC
+1 8887-3342 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 7600 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC
+1 2223 4567 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 615 Erin St, Winnipeg, MB
+1 8887-3342 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 11023 201 St NW, Edmonton, AB
+1 2223 4567 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 540 Logan Rd, Bridgewater, NS

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Flat rack shipping containers are the perfect transportation option for goods that won’t fit in a general-purpose container or in an open-top container. So if it’s big, if it’s awkward, if it’s an odd shape, and if it seems impossible to transport. Then a flat rack shipping container could well be the answer you’ve been looking for!

Flat Rack Shipping Containers
Flat Rack Shipping Containers

Flat rack shipping containers consist of a flat bed with either fixed or collapsible ends, or no ends at all. The efficiency of standardized shipping is built on the premise that containers can be easily transported from ship to port to truck or train, and oversized or difficult goods are no exception. Ports Containers is designed in an industry built on innovative ideas, and it continues to innovate itself every day.

Oversized cables, drums, metal sheets, steel coils, wood, trucks, heavy equipment, large industrial parts, construction materials, and even boats are just some of the items that a flat rack shipping container can transport. Got a yacht that needs transporting? A water tank or bulldozer? Flat rack shipping containers are more likely the right container for the job.

Amazingly, flat rack containers can still be stacked as well. Whilst flat racks don’t have fixed side walls or load-carrying structures, they still have the standardized weight-bearing corner fittings both at the top and bottom of the container so that they can still be safely stacked (if the load is wide, rather than high) and easily handled.

Here at Ports Containers, we have a range of new and used flat rack shipping containers available for sale or hire in 20-foot and 40-foot sizes in fixed-end, platform, and collapsible configurations, one of which is no doubt perfect for you.

Specifications 20′ Flat Rack Container 40′ Flat Rack Container
Max Gross Weight 21,440 kg 25,000 kg
Tare Weight 2,560 kg 5,480 kg
Dimensions Length Width Height
20′ Flat Rack External 6.60 m (20′) 2.44 m (8′) 2.90 m (9’6”)
20′ Flat Rack Internal 5.80 m 2.99 m 2.66 m
40′ Flat Rack External 12.19 m (40′) 2.44 m (8′) 2.90 m (9’6”)
40′ Flat Rack Internal 12.00 m 2.29 m 2.66 m

Flat Rack Shipping Container Range

  • 20-foot Collapsible-End Flat Rack Containers.
  • 20-foot Fixed-End Flat Rack Containers.
  • 20-foot Platform Flat Rack Containers.
  • 40-foot Collapsible-End Flat Rack Containers.
  • 40-foot Fixed-End Flat Rack Containers.
  • 40-foot Platform Flat Rack Container.

Flat Rack Fixed End Containers

Flat rack fixed-end containers are high-loading capacity containers with a floor and two fixed-end walls, but no side walls. They are used for oversized wide loads. The end walls allow cargo to be secured and for the flat racks to be stacked on top of each other easily and securely.

Flat Rack Collapsible Containers

Like the flat rack fixed-end containers, flat rack collapsible containers have a floor, no side walls, and two end walls. The difference is that the end walls can be collapsed if required. They are useful for shipping overlength cargo and have the added bonus of saving space because they can be stacked into a small space with the end walls collapsed if they are being stored or repositioned.

Platform Flat Rack Containers

Platform flat rack shipping containers, also known as Bolster Containers, don’t have side or end walls; but are made up entirely of a floor structure that can withstand a high loading capacity which enables heavyweight to be stacked in a small area.