Shipping containers are BIG. They hold major cargo and are built to last, so getting a shipping container delivered is a likewise BIG task. Weight can range depending on the shipping container sizes, but they weigh anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000 pounds empty. They can also be difficult to transport if you don’t have the right equipment or tools. At Quality Containers, we prioritize top flight customer service, and seamless delivery is part of that goal. There are a couple different ways to transport or move your shipping container, no matter how far it needs to go.


Using a truck is the most obvious form of transportation used to move shipping containers. Think about how many shipping containers you see on trucks while on the highway. They are one of the primary forms of transportation to move these huge containers across the globe, right behind cargo ships. They are helpful in delivering your container and making sure it gets to your destination without damage or problems.

Forklifts or cranes

Forklifts and cranes are the preferred method for short-distance relocation. If you’re just moving your shipping container around on one property, this is what you’ll need. Forklifts can easily stack and move shipping containers where they need to be, and are convenient when you are looking to move several containers around. This is especially helpful if you are stacking shipping containers to build a home or construct a shed.

Cranes can grab your container to place it wherever it needs to be. After all, you can’t move the steel box by yourself.

Third-party Transporters

A specialized tilt back trailer is one of the ways we transport containers. This trailer allows the driver to offload the container on your property and slide it into place. Deliveries occur through third party transporters ; Quality Containers connects customers with them to ensure quality service. Using our delivery services answers all the questions you may have about using a third party transporter. We provide you with professional, reliable, and insured drivers who specialize in shipping container deliveries.

Contact us today so we can set you up with our friendly and knowledgeable drivers to deliver your container. Order your next shipping container with us and we’ll take care of all the details to arrange your shipment.