Dry Shipping Container Transport Services

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Dry Container Transport Services With The Experts


Dry containers, also known as general-purpose containers, are shipping containers that are fully enclosed, weatherproof, and protected from the elements. They are the most common type of container used to transport most everyday goods, which are dry, non-temperature sensitive, and non-hazardous. Dry containers are intermodal and, therefore, can be used to move products by road, rail, or sea without modifications. Being element-proof, they can also be used as storage.

Nationwide Transport Services is a reliable container transport company in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Dry containers require special care, and we work tirelessly to ensure they get delivered where you need them safely. Loaded or empty, we will move your dry containers safely. Get a free transport estimate today.


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What Are The Sizes of Dry Containers

Dry containers come in various lengths, the most common sizes being 10 feet, 20 feet, 40 feet, and 45 feet. They all have a width of 8 feet. They are 8 feet 6 inches high, but the high cubes are 9 feet 6 inches high, with an opening width of 7 feet 7 inches and a door opening height of 7 feet 4 inches.

When you book our dry container transport services, your shipment will be handled by a dedicated expert. They will choose suitable trailers for transport and ensure the correct documents accompany them. Our dry container moving services are fully insured, and our team must fill out a BOL form before dispatch to confirm whether the container was delivered safely. Get a free dry container transport estimate today.

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Trailers used to transport dry containers

Dry containers are secured to trailers during transport by using a twist lock or locking pins across all corners of the container. These locks secure the cargo, stabilizing it. The major step afterward is to check the locks during transit.

Some of the trailers used when shipping dry containers include;

  • Flatbed trailers. They are used for shipping cargo, especially commodities destined for industries.
  • Lowboy trailers. It is trendy when the cargo needs a relatively lower trailer with a taller container.
  • The double-drop Deck Extendable trailer is helpful when moving a 40-foot dry container or two 20-foot containers.
  • Removable Gooseneck trailers have unique features. They can carry cargo that other trailers cannot, and their lower levels and ease of loading heavy cargo set them apart.

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What Are the Pros of Using Dry Containers?

What Are the Features of Dry Containers

  • Dry containers are made of stainless steel, are fully enclosed, and have rigid roofs, sidewalls, and floors. As a result, they are resistant to rain, wind, and saltwater, which gives them high durability.
  • Dry containers with standardized sizes and rotating connector systems ensure a smooth transition of goods between ships, trucks, and trains without unloading, ensuring efficient intermodal transportation.
  • Dry containers can be used repeatedly with no turnaround time as they do not need refurbishing between uses, giving them meager operating costs.
  • Dry containers have double doors with thick steel panels, ensuring goods cannot be tampered with or stolen in transit. Different types of locks can be used with dry containers, including padlocks, crossbar locks, lock boxes, inner box locks, and truck seals.


Dry Containers Shipping Services in North America and Canada

A reliable and skilled company is essential for a dry container shipping partner. Nationwide Transport Services embodies that within the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Whether you wish to move your dry container solely within either of these countries' soil or from one nation to another, we have you covered. Our expertise is our greatest asset, and our artistry in equipment is our strength. We quickly meet our client's demands in a timely fashion. Also, it’s important to note that we offer loading and unloading assistance at an extra fee to all the clients who don’t have the equipment for that at the pickup or drop-off locations. Book our dry container moving services today!