What is Shipping Container Rental?
Shipping container rental refers to the engagement, or hiring, of a container that is able and suitable to endure the handling, depository and shipment of products when used by freight forwarder.
Types of Shipping Container that can be Rented
General Purpose Container
The most versatile container would probably be the general purpose container, or otherwise known as a dry container, as it is suited to transport any general cargo. To add on, because there are liner bags within these containers, bulk cargo may also be transported. An example of bulk cargo would be oil, which is usually transported in large quantities and without any packaging.
Another term for refrigerated container is temperature controlled container. As the name suggests, the temperature within the container is controlled and maintained at a certain low temperature. These containers are therefore able to transport perishable goods such as meat and dairy products.
A ventilated container is designed such that there are holes at the top and bottom of its longitudinal rails, allowing it to be able to provide natural ventilation. An example of a product that would require ventilation is green coffee beans.
Open Top Container
Open top containers allow for convenient top loading of cargo in the case when cargo has exceeded the height limit. This is done by removing the top of the container such that there is an open top.
Flat Rack Container
A flat rack container has collapsible sides that eases storage of over-sized cargo and machinery, as they can be folded to become a flat surface for the shipment of a wide variety of goods.
Benefits of Renting a Shipping Container
Renting a shipping container would mean that it would have to be returned to the owner. This would hence make things easier for the user as the owner is responsible for its disposal.
In the case where a shipping container is only required during a certain season or for a one-time usage, it is advisable for containers to be rented instead of bought as it is more economical and cost-efficient.
Shipping container hire provides users with a secure and affordable temporary on-site storage solution while renovation or relocation is done.
Testing before Purchase
Some customers may not be fully aware of the type of containers that would cater to the nature of their cargo, hence container rental would provide a safe and affordable alternative to test out the containers prior to their purchase. Rental also allows the flexibility of exchanging the containers if they are not suitable.
Why choose M&P International Freights?
M&P International Freights’ mission is to provide customer satisfaction with their packaged services and they are therefore dedicated to providing quality services.
With M&P’s vast experience dealing with a myriad of international clients, they have become an established and reliable organisation that assures customers of cost-efficient routes for their shipping needs.