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CONTAINER FREIGHT BY ROAD FREIGHT AND RAIL

CONTAINER FREIGHT BY ROAD FREIGHT AND RAIL

Containers freight is the most common and efficient way that freight is transported internationally. Large ocean vessels transporting containers with 500 up to approximately 5,000 TEU's are commonly used to transport freight in and out of Australia. The containers are generally 20FT, 20FT HQ, 40FT and 40FT HQ containers.

The most used ports in Australia for importing and exporting are Port Melbourne followed by Port Botany in Sydney and Port Brisbane. Once containers arrive in Australia, containers are often delivered from the Port to the customers premise using a side loader trailer, tilt tray or super tilt tray. If a customer has a loading dock or crane for loading and unloading than a skeleton container trailer can be used or a flat top trailer with pins can be used.

CONTAINER SIZES

A 20FT container can approximately 26 - 28 CBM, a 40FT container can hold approximately 55-58 CBM of freight and a 40FT HQ container can hold approximately 60-68 CBM of freight.

INTERMODAL TRANSPORT AND RAILTAINERS

Depending on the freight you are moving, container transport can be a very efficient way to move your freight within Australia, especially for long distances. Freight Match can offer intermodal transport solutions which includes Railtainers that are the size of a container but have a tautliner side curtains. Therefore, you can side load the container. We will bring the railtainer to your premise, you can load the railtainer and we will deliver it to the rail yard. We will have the railtainer moved by rail to your destination and then delivered to your destination. The most common route for this service is Sydney to Perth. By transporting your freight this way you can save thousands of dollars compared to road freight. The service time is also very efficient with express trains leaving approximately twice a week.

FURNITURE REMOVALS USING CONTAINERS ON RAIL IN AUSTRALIA

Most types of freight can go into containers such as small machinery and equipment such as forklifts, generators, scissor lifts to general freight, pallets, food products, construction materials, furniture and many more items. Using containers for interstate furniture removals is a very efficient and effective way to move your house and personal belongings. The best way to do this is for us to organise and deliver a container to your premise, and you pack your own furniture into the container and secure it with blankets and straps. We can provide this upon request. Once you have packed the container, we will organise a tilt tray or side loader and take the container to the rail yard, and once the container has been railed to the destination rail yard we will deliver it and then once you have emptied the container, we will remove the empty container. Compared to traditional furniture removal trucks there are huge savings when moving your furniture this way.

To find the current container freight jobs available on the Freight Match website please visit: Freight Match Container Freight Jobs.

DOUBLE STACKED CONTAINERS FOR EFFICIENCY ON AUSTRALIAN RAIL NETWORKS

The rail network in Australia allows containers to be double stacked on certain routes. Containers can be double stacked on the following routes: Perth, Adelaide, Darwin and Parkes, NSW. More information can be found regarding double stacking containers on rail on the following
Wikipedia page: Double Stacking Rail Containers.

FREIGHT MATCH - EXPERTS IN MOVING YOUR CONTAINERS

Freight Match has a lot of experience in dealing with moving containers by road and by rail. Freight Match also offer freight consultancy to more efficiently handle your container freight requirements including delivery from port, unpack, storage and redelivery of your international freight.To inquire about moving, storing unpacking and redeliver of container freight please contact our head office on 1300 887 874, request a freight quote online or email enquiries@freightmatch.com.au.