When businesses ship cars overseas using container shipping, a common question is: how many vehicles can be fitted into a single container? With container prices rising, it is clearly advantageous to use as much space as possible in each container to avoid unnecessarily high fees.
With each container charged according to its size, there’s clearly little incentive in placing one or two cars inside if the available space – including in the roof of the container – could safely and comfortably accommodate four.
Shipping Different Types Of Car Using Racking Systems
The answer is not clear-cut, because cars come in a variety of different sizes, styles, and shapes. Shipping a Range Rover Evoque, for example, will leave additional space that could accommodate a smaller car, yet without a suitable racking system it simply wouldn’t be possible to achieve this. Utilising a car racking system, such as the R-RAK, allows for the optimum use of space and, crucially, the carriage of different types of vehicles within the same container.
A recent consignment in Indonesia comprised two Suzuki pick-ups, a Honda Brio, and an MG – three very different types of car that, without a racking system, would be impossible to fit into a single container. In most circumstances you’d need two containers for these three cars, increasing the cost of shipping.
However, using an R-RAK, the four cars were safely fitted into one container. R-RAK works equally well with cars of all types, shapes, sizes, and weights, so a solution can always be configured.
Versatile Mixed Consignment Shipping With Internal Car Racking Systems
Many businesses need to ship consignments of mixed vehicles rather than a single model or brand. Reusable car racking systems enable the most effective use of space in shipping containers, keeping container purchase or hire costs to a minimum.
Car racking systems save money and improve efficiency for the safe transportation of different types of vehicle. To find out more or to request a quote, please give us a call today.
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