Using a Moving Container to Move House
Moving Containers Australia
Moving containers are a safe and affordable way to get your items across the country or around the world. John Ryan Removals have a number of moving container options to suit every kind of move; whether it be local, international, residential or commercial.
There are several options when using moving containers in Australia, such as:
Full Container Loads (FCL) - Your belongings are transported within the moving container by themselves. This means that the moving container is allocated to your belongings only. FLC are the most time effective way of transporting your belongings by sea.
Shared container loads (Groupage) - So you don’t have enough belongings to justify using a FCL? This option allows you to share a container with others. Because the container is shared, so is the cost – which is great if you want to keep costs down. Transit times tend to be a bit longer in order to make up a full load.
Less than full container loads (LCL) - This is an ideal option for small shipments that need to be sent as soon as possible. Your items are packaged and secured into a wooden crate before being placed into the moving container with other goods.
But what are the drawbacks of using moving containers?
While John Ryan Removal transports to many locations through Australia as well as worldwide, some destinations many not facilitate the use of moving containers.
John Ryan Removals does their best to get your moving container to your destination in a reasonable time frame; however from time to time there can be unforeseen delays. However, consignment tracking is available so you know where you moving container is at any time.
Moving containers are delivered to your home, so you need ensure that you have space for the container to be positioned while it is being packed up and unloaded. There may be local council codes or regulations to consider or lack of space restrictions for those living in apartments.
But there are many advantages of moving containers:
With good packing, using a container to move house can allow you to move your items without the risk of damage, whether it be across Australia or around the world. John Ryan Removals offer in-house trained packers, utilising brand new cushioning materials, as well as a full range of cartons.
Your goods are packed into our steel moving containers and then sealed and secured. Moving containers are made of tough steel, can withstand severe weather conditions and have tamper-proof locks.
Also, if you’re moving out of your house before your new one is ready, moving containers can double as a cost effective short-term storage solution. Once packed, the container is sealed and transported back to John Ryan Removal’s furniture storage depot for safe and secure storage.
Containers are also a great option if you’re moving on a budget. Share a container with other people headed in the same direction and the shipping cost will be shared.